Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

HARRISONBURG, VA 46 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shot and killed.

On Friday, people remembered and honored the late Dr. King.

The event started with an introduction to the evening and the film, "Beyond Vietnam", which revolves around King's speech given on April 4, 1967, exactly a year before his assassination.

Those who attended the event then formed groups and discussed the speech and film, discussing it's relevence in modern culture, talking about war, poverty, and racism.

Michael Snell-Feikema was there. He says, "Not just the King of 1963 and the I Have a Dream speech, but also the King of Beyond Vietnam and the King of the last year of his life, when he began to really tackle the intractable, difficult problems of racism, militarism, and economic exploitation that are with us today."

Those who remembered Dr. King says. He would have been proud the accomplishment of so many people since the Civil Right's movement.

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