Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday honored.

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Sunday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 77 years old. To honor his legacy more than 300 people in Meridian participated in a candle light march.

Men and women, boys and girls they marched down the street named in his honor. The theme of the evening was "keep the dream alive."

"This kind of thing is what keeps the dream alive. And this is not a black thing or a white thing. This is a people's movement," said Rev. Charles Johnson of the Interdenominational Min. Alliance.

A celebration service followed at First Union Missionary Baptist Church. The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance sponsored the event.

Meanwhile, Saturday Dr. King's widow surprised guests during the annual "Salute to Greatness Dinner" in Atlanta.

The event is a fundraiser for the King Center. It was Coretta Scott King's first public appearance since suffering a stroke in August. King was given a standing ovation while she joined her children on stage. The family is battling over whether they should sell The King Center to the National Park Service.