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Local Man Honored at MLK Remembrance Ceremony

Debora Coelho, Facebook

The annual Martin Luther King Remembrance Celebration was held Sunday afternoon at the Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford.

Among the many speakers in attendance was Chairman of the Massachusetts Commission Against Disgrimination, Julian Tynes. Tynes spoke about this year’s theme of “Passing the Torch” and the importance of getting young people involved.

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Tynes also spoke about the importance of education for young children to succeed.

The ceremony also included a presentation of the Living History Award to local civil rights activist Jibreel Khazan. Khazan was one of the “Greensboro Four” that initiated a sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1960.

In keeping with the theme, the celebration also included musical performances by local teens and the winner of a Martin Luther King essay contest from Roosevelt Middle School.

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