MLK Commemorative Service & Rally

Posted at 4:49 PM, Jan 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-20 13:30:42-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- The Tallahassee branch of the NAACP, Leon County and the City of Tallahassee hosted their annual Reverend C.K. Steele Sr. Commemoration Service and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Rally.

The event featured speaker Commissioner Andrew Gillum addressing a large crowd of people before they began to march to the capitol from the C.K. Steele Bus Terminal with chants and signs. 

Gillum delivered a message of hope and encouragement.  The service consisted of musical selections from Darrell Steele, son of the late Rev. C.K. Steele. 

Quincy Police Chief Walter A. McNeil was the keynote speaker at the Rally for the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Rally at the capitol.  McNeil highlighted the importance of Dr. King's legacy for those future generations to come.

City of Tallahassee Mayor John Marks and Rep. Alan Williams were in attendance as well and delivered speeches focusing on the advancement of society as a whole, by working together and giving back to the community.

Both Presidents and a handful of members from the FSU and FAMU chapters of the NAACP also attended each event. 

Following the Commemorative Service & Rally was the "Dare to Dream" Festival in honor of Dr. King at Kleman Plaza.