Baker youth kick off MLK Jr. Day celebration with Monday program

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BAKER, LA. (WVLA/WGMB) -Several youth organizations came together to celebrate and honor a civil rights legend Monday.

The City of Baker Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. youth celebration took place at the Baker Municipal Center, featuring praise dance, singing, a theater skit by children across the area.

This comes on the day that millions across the nation celebrate Martin Luther King Junior Day, as he worked towards non-violent activism in the civil rights movement to unify people.

One of the performers said he hoped those in attendance received the message sent during the program.

“There was Jim Crow and all those others things. There was bus boycotts and everything wasn’t laid out for the average man and child you had to work for it. You had to work for $0.50 back in the day.
Now it’s all handed out to the children and I really think that they should know about their past and how they got here as community as a whole,” says 12-year-old Rashad Clark.

To see other events across the area honoring the life of Dr. King, click here.

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