ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee of St. Johns County Inc. hosted its 37th annual commemorative breakfast at Flagler College on Monday.
News4JAX anchor Melanie Lawson was the keynote speaker for event, which was sold out.
People at the event celebrated King’s acts of service that have shaped the nation.
The theme for this year’s event was “No One is Free, Until We Are All Free.”
“The importance of Dr. King’s national holiday is something that we need to continue and keep the legacy alive, so I think it’s important for us especially those who have been inherited the mantle to continue the legacy of Dr. King and try to make sure that the young people really know what his life is all about,” said Thomas Jackson, chairman of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee of St. Johns County Inc.
During the event, high school students were awarded academic scholarships to continue their education at an institution of higher learning.
After the breakfast wrapped up, there was a silent march that began at 11:30 a.m. at 86 MLK Avenue to Plaza de la Constitucion. The Rev. Anthony Britton from New Mount Moriah Christian Ministries served as the plaza speaker.