GAINESVILLE- Martin Luther King Day is still hours away, but the late civil rights activist is already on the minds of some Gainesville residents. On Sunday members of the "Pleasant Plain United Methodist Church” celebrated the legacy left behind by the former pastor. There were songs, skits and speeches honoring the man known best for his role in the African American civil rights movement. Young members of the church took the stage to say what they admired most about king. One woman tells us she will always appreciate the impact king had on her life.
"He abled me to work with the skills that i have because if it was not for him a lot of us wouldn't have the jobs which we have because we didn't have that time, you know, we didn't have that choice back then," said Deloris Golston.
Members of the church said King helped the African American community advance, but there is still some racial inequality left to battle.
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