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Local Martin Luther King Jr. Caravan Continues His Legacy

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The 16th Annual Community Memorial Martin Luther King Jr. Caravan started off early Monday morning to celebrate the life and legacy of the man who preached equality and justice for all people.

The Caravan was started by Reverend Onie Cooper, who died three years ago.

Before his death, Onie Cooper had a 22 mile stretch of 395 renamed "The Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Highway."

His son, Onie Cooper Jr., is carrying on a tradition his dad was very proud to begin in honor of his friend, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"What we usually do on Martin Luther King Jr. Day is we usually arrive at the church, leave from there and go 395 north and 395 south, which will cover the part that was instituted by my father."

Supporters that came out say it's important they do this, mainly for the youth, so they know the man Martin Luther King Jr. was and what he stood for.

"It's important that they know the contributions made by Dr. King during the Civil Rights Movement, bringing about social justice and equality in our country."

Written by Chris Ciarlo

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