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East Texans reflect on MLK Jr. day

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

Across the nation, people are celebrating the life and legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior.

"We cannot be satisfied as long as the negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our as children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by a sign stating 'whites only,'" says King supporter Martell Williams.

"Martin Luther King, Junior, he was a great inspirer. He was a great builder for America. That's why we enjoy some of the privileges we have today, because of his hard work and determination," Martell remarked.

Mary Ranson says, "I see people smiling, I see people rejoicing, I see people full of hope and determination--self actualization. I see all of that in all these individuals  here."

They all walk with the same purpose, in remembrance of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior, the man who strove to change humanity for the better.

Over in Longview, they raised their voices and rejoiced in his name.

"I just believe that a small group of us here today, with over a hundred people-- almost200 people, if we started, and we make a change, we will have less and less of the hatred and the disdain for groups of people," says Branden Johnson.

Monday's parade in Tyler began on the downtown square and later made its way to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for a remembrance gathering.

Now, The King Center Imaging Project has made 200,000 of his documents available online.

Visit the Big Red Box for the link.

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