NAACP Hosts Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast

The Meridian-Lauderdale County Chapter of the NAACP hosted its 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Breakfast Monday morning.

Members of the clergy, elected officials and others came together to pray for unity.

The featured speaker was Ronald Turner, executive director of the Meridian Housing Authority.

He said all people have a part to play in fulfilling King's dream.

"In order for us to move this city forward, in order for us to overcome some of the divisiveness that we've seen permeated across this country and this city, we've got to be able to come together in unity, in order to propel that dream and move his dream forward," said Turner.

"We want to keep it in the minds of the people that we haven't arrived," said NAACP president John Harris. "And we need to continue to push forward in this community to make it the type of community that would be wholesome for all people."

NAACP president, John Harris says the event brings the community together where issues can be discussed and prayers offered for solutions.

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