Waco celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

POSTED: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 3:28pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

WACO -- For Stevie Walker-Webb, director of the Jubilee Centre in Waco, Martin Luther King Day is a chance to break the ice.

"People are meeting right now in the next door at world cup cafe, eating with people they would not normally eat with," said Walker-Webb.

Following a one-hour program aimed at educating people about the historical and social implications of the civil rights movement, attendees sat down to have lunch with someone they didn't know.

"Then after that, we're going to put it into practice by going to a poor neighborhood and doing community service projects. I think that Dr. King would be smiling," said Walker-Webb. 

"We hang out with each other, we sing together, we hold hands, we go eat lunch together," said a program attendee.

From the opening act, to history and through the closing song, people in the Jubilee Centre were unified.

"It's about coming together and actually remembering where we've gone, or where we have been to where we are today," said another program attendee.

"He has this dream and you get to see a small pixel of it when you look and see different people from different walks of life," said Walker-Webb.

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