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'The urgency of now'
MLK Day speakers encourage action in Trump era
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Dee Dawkins-Haigler eggs on the MLK Community Choir in a gospel refrain before beginning her remarks during the observance sponsored by the Bulloch County NAACP at Elm Street Church of God on Monday. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff
As keynote speaker for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day community service put on by the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP, former state Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler talked about "the urgency of now" as President Barack Obama's second term ends and President-elect Donald Trump is set to be sworn in Friday. "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends," Dawkins-Haigler said, quoting King as a prelude to her remarks. Silence is consent, even betrayal, she said.
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