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Breakfast, march, speeches honor Dr. King's legacy in Lexington

Freedom March, speeches, and vigils are planned throughout Monday to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in Kentucky.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. Coordinators from Alpha Phi Alpha say they've seen about 2,000 people come through the doors at Heritage Hall in downtown Lexington to sit and dine together at this year's Unity Breakfast, being held for the 20th year in a row to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

They told WKYT's Mark Barber that the aim of the event is to bring people together from all walks of life, to show them they can live, work, play, and grow in harmony.

After the Unity Breakfast, more events are planned throughout the day in Lexington.

The Freedom March will begin at the Lexington Center at 10:00. Several streets in the downtown area will be closed for the March, which should last about an hour.

At 11:00AM, a Commemorative Program will be held at the Lexington Center, with a featured speaker.

At 2:30... there will be a free showing of the acclaimed movie, Lee Daniels' "The Butler," at the Kentucky Theatre.

There will be a tribute and vigil for Dr. King at 5:00 this afternoon in the UK Student Center.


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