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Martin Luther King Dinner Celebrates 25 Years in Northern Nevada

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The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior echoed through a packed house at John Ascuaga's Nugget Monday night as young and old took time to celebrate the man who has inspired so many. The 25th Annual Martin Luther King dinner was titled "Moving Forward with the Dream."

Reno Attorney David Gamble, Junior told us the challenge for equality continues. "It's not too long ago that the world was very different for people like me," he said. "And although the country has changed very quickly, it's important to remember the work that was done to get us where we are today, as we attempt to make things better in the future."

Channel 2 News anchor Wendy Damonte emceed the evening which was a tribute to the leadership of Dr. King, and his vow to make the world a better place. Even teenagers were eager to share their thoughts about Dr. King. McQueen High School student Simon Cope said he has friends of all races. "This night means to me to be proud of how everybody is, and to show that everybody is not different," Cope said. 

Lanikah Edwards has also embraced the message of Dr. King. "I'm going to go out there and tell people what I learned and show them how one person can mean the world to another person and can actually become an inspiration to others," said Edwards.

The Innovative Community Dancers impressed the crowd, which included people from all walks of life. The dinner was put on by the Northern Nevada Black Cultural Society, which is made up of a cross section of our community. They always welcome new members -- of any race.

Written by Jennifer Burton

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