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Posted: Monday, 20 January 2014 2:50PM

Unity Stressed At MLK Day Service In Hopkinsville

The legacy of Martin Luther King, Junior is being passed on to the youth of Hopkinsville. Members of the NAACP and the community stressed the need for children to understand what it is King stood for and featured several children, including two high school students who serve as associate pastors at their churches.

The guest peacher for the MLK Day service Monday was Christian County High School Senior and Cedar Grove Baptist Church Associate Minister, Keith Mahone Junior. Mahone spoke to the need for unity in Hopkinsville and the importance of making sure the youth know why days like this one are important.

He adds once this happens, the change will follow.

Mahone says he will be attending University of Louisville and hopes to major in early education, but wants to become a pastor. He preached his first sermon in February.

6th grade Hopkinsville Middle student, Tyquez Douglas delivered a rendition of King's "I Have A Dream" speech, while Belmont Elementary student Ashanti Banks shared facts about King's life. The day also featured songs from the Hopkinsville High School Gospel Choir.

Tom Bell presented Christian County High School with the School Challenge trophy, for the third year in a row. More than 500 people particpated in the annual march that started at the Boys and Girls Club on Walnut Street and ended at the Virginia Street Baptist Church.

Click here to see pictures from the day.
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