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Leon County Pays Tribute to Dr. King

MLK Tribute in Leon County
Posted at 5:26 PM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-11 14:00:34-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- On Wednesday afternoon in the Capital City, members of the community packed the north rotunda of the courthouse as Leon County paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.

The tribute entitled "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community" allowed for people to reflect upon the ideals of Martin Luther King and how they are relevant in Leon County.

Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor and the MLK Foundation joined forces to host this celebration.

During the event, the presidents of Florida State, and Florida A&M Universities, as well as Tallahassee Community College shared words of wisdom, challenge and inspiration.

They also came together and signed a "Resolution of Educational and Civil Unity" stating that each institution will continue to honor the rights and dignity of all who attend.

"The resolution is a historic event, says Bill Proctor, District 1 Leon County Commissioner. "Three presidents, a majority university, an HBCU, and a community college, signed an agreement that they're going to provide the leadership and set a tone that our students are going to respect each other. It's something Dr. King would have asked for."

Leon County pays tribute to Dr King every year on the Wednesday before the actual holiday the following Monday.

Had Dr. King lived, Monday would have been his 88th birthday.