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Muskegon events honor Martin Luther King Jr.

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- "Stand up for right" was the central theme for Muskegon's largest MLK Day events.

The community remembered King's dream with the distribution of a food truck to needy families. Then, everyone gathered inside First Congregational Church for a community luncheon.

Participants remembered Dr. King with music and essays from students in the Muskegon Public Schools.

The students wrote about ending violence and bullying. One first-grader shared his dream to one day become President of the United States.

"I think the biggest part is just the dream, the vision of unity, and coming together and seeing beyond color, seeing beyond race and seeing beyond economic and social status," said Kim Leavell, the director of the Muskegon Public Schools' 21st Century Community Learning Centers. "We are together seeing people as people and uniting, and that is what this day has been about -- and it has been a blast all day."

Muskegon Public School students were encouraged to make a day off from school a "day on" in their neighborhoods, spreading a message of peace, tolerance, and acceptance.


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