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Honoring Civil Rights Hero Martin Luther King, Jr.

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High Point, N.C. -- We will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20, 2014.  But there's a local effort to keep King's dream alive throughout the year, through children.

The Minister's Conference of High Point and Vicinity is hosting a Scholarship Breakfast and Oratorical event Monday which focuses on our youth.  Later that evening, they will have an evening worship service in honor of the slain leader of the Civil Rights Movement.

Rev. Frank Thomas, the pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in High Point says it's an attempt to get the kids to know more about King's vision.

"We want young people to be reminded of Dr. King's Dream. Many of them don't really know who he is aside from just celebrating his birthday," said Rev. Thomas.

The theme of this year's celebration is, "Still Seeking The Mountaintop."

"This year, we're having 5 local high school students present their essay orally. Of those we will award three scholarships, the top prize being $2500 for a student to go to college," he added.

The Scholarship Breakfast and Oratorical event is Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8 a.m.  It's at Oak Hallow Mall in the former JCPenney Building. It's $15 per person.  You can purchase tickets at the door or call 336-883-3124.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Evening Worship Service is also on Monday.  It's at 6 p.m. at Williams Memorial CME.  That's at 3400 Triangle Lake Road in High Point.  The event is free, but you're asked to bring 2 canned food items.

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