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Special vigil to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

DeKALB – The DeKalb Interfaith Network will hold a special vigil honoring Martin Luther King Jr. tonight.

The Rev. Leroy Mitchell of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will share his experiences during the civil rights movement, including marching with King in 1963, and discuss King’s legacy in light of the shooting in Newtown, Conn., a news release stated. The vigil also will feature signs with quotes from King and live music from the civil rights movement.

The hourlong vigil will start at 5 p.m. at Memorial Park, which sits at the corner of North First Street and Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb.

– Daily Chronicle

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