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'Celebrating the Dream'
Statesboro residents affirm King's message
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Bill Shipman, a deacon with Little Bethel Baptist Church in Brooklet, waves to onlookers while marching down South Main Street during Monday's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade.
If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been among the light crowd of people watching Statesboro’s parade in his honor Monday, he would have seen smiling children waving flags, chanting “God Bless America.” He would have seen people of different races, backgrounds, and from all walks of life carrying placards, riding in decorated cars and marching together. King’s message of “I Have a Dream” was evident Monday as dignitaries, beauty queens, businessmen, churches, fraternities and youth groups made their way through the streets of Statesboro.
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