Rev. Jackson speaks at MLK Gala in downtown Greenville


Friday marked the beginning of a weekend honoring the life and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. across the country.

The 2nd Annual King Legacy Gala kicked off in Downtown Greenville Friday night.

That’s where Greenville native Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke about Dr. King’s impact on our nation’s history.

“This is a chance to honor Dr. King’s dream…”

The focus this year is to encourage students to pursue a higher education.

Rev. Jackson stressed the importance of King’s ideals during the civil rights era, and how they can still be applied in today’s world.

“This is a chance to honor Dr. King’s dream, making America one big tent for all of us…as a society, we’ve become too inclined to violence.  We must learn to live together as brothers and sisters,” says Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Saturday there will be a Historically Black Colleges and Universities college fair at the Peace Center from 10 am until 2 pm, admission is free.

The West Spartanburg Branch NAACP Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration is Sunday at First Baptist Church of Fairforest at 4 pm.

South Carolina Representative Harold Mitchell Jr. will be guest speaker.

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