Kentuckians Pay Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cities across Kentucky are paying tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with programs, marches and other events.

On the University of Kentucky campus, events started late Sunday night.

The U.K. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center presented its annual student vigil with various events.

A breakfast then followed shortly after midnight.

The 15th annual Unity Breakfast took place Monday morning. More than 1,500 people turned out at the Lexington Center for the event sponsored by the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

The breakfast was followed by a march in downtown Lexington.

The University of Kentucky also celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior with a special program .

The American Spiritual Ensemble performed "Lift every Voice and Sing" at Heritage Hall under the direction of Everett McCorvey, opera chair of the UK School of Music.

This is the 35th year for the city's celebration of the life of doctor king.

Several other communities across the state held their own marches and rallies to remember the life and legacy of Dr. King.


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  • by Me Location: Perry on Jan 22, 2009 at 05:16 AM
    You know I agree with Ray they say equal rights. The whites have no rights any more only the Blacks its sick. We have to give to them and the gays afraid that we will have to go to prison for speaking our mind. Let them say what they want and they call it racist. We all need to have equal rights. The gay have more rights than any of us but, in the long run God will condemn them. He didnt put you on earth that way he wouldnt punish you for doing wrong if he made you that way. And he made us all different skin types not to fight or for one to be downed by the other to let us know we are all loved by him. So don't point at you're skin we you don't get you're way. Inside we all have the same blood. The blood God died for remember that
  • by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2009 at 10:16 AM
    Tuna and Ray r a couple of do do eggs. Get a life.
  • by WHITE READER on Jan 20, 2009 at 05:56 AM
    To RAy and Tuna, Robert E. Lee did not do anything that would provoke unity. If you could read and understand, you would realize this. Don't hate because a great man like MLK is being honored.
  • by Kelsie Location: Lexington on Jan 19, 2009 at 04:02 PM
    I voted for Obama and I like what MLK was trying to do but I just wish black folks would realize that we're all equal now. What happened in the past was not something any of us currently living white folk orchestrated. There are no slaves anymore and everyone (white and black) have equal rights now. So let's all unite, get over the past and look forward to a bright future under President Obama. God Bless.
  • by Frank Location: Hazard on Jan 19, 2009 at 01:26 PM
    Who's Martin Luther King?
  • by Tuna Fried Location: Da Stixx on Jan 19, 2009 at 12:08 PM
    The Kentuckians I know don't! That's all I NEED 2 KNOW! You need 2 speak 4 YOself and not others and no I am not a racist.
  • by Ray Location: Hampton on Jan 19, 2009 at 08:18 AM
    Today's also General Robert E. Lee's birthday. Where are all the celebrations for him? I'd venture to say he accomplished more than MLK did...

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