Louisville community honors Dr. Martin Luther King

By Maira Ansari - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The nation is remembering the legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior.

Saturday, many gathered at First Lutheran Church in downtown Louisville to honor what would have been Doctor King's 82nd birthday.

The event also acts as a community forum on how drugs, crime, violence and murder can be reduced in Louisville.

"Dr. King was a victim of gun violence, and he really championed peace and non violence, and we feel like a great way to honor his birthday is not just to celebrate it, but come together and address the issues of war, racism, and poverty that he addressed," said Peter Hayes of Service of Peace.

The Louisville Peace Council is hoping to develop more block watching programs, to cut down on crime.

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