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Packed auditorium celebrates the legacy of MLK

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The City of Columbia's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration brings people together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King.

The nearly 2-hour ceremony was a time for remembrance and reflection.

"The battle's aren't won, but oh my, my have we made some progress since Dr. King really lifted things beyond conversation and into action," said South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal.

Toal spoke at the packed event at Columbia's MLK Park.

"What Dr. King did slowly but surely resulted in the civil rights laws that were enacted in the middle 60's," said Toal.

Toal spoke some of King's most famous words.

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal," said Toal.

"It's a reminder that love and justice do go together," added Albert Jabs, who attended the ceremony.

Through dance, song, and prayer, guests honored the Civil Rights leader.

"Take my hand oh precious Lord, lead me on. Today, Dr. King still leads all of us on," said Toal.

It was a remembrance ceremony for a leader, continuing to motivate and inspire even 45 years after his death.

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