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MLK Dream Weekend events kick off

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Hundreds gathered Friday night to show unity and honor Dr Martin Luther King Jr. His birthday will be celebrated Monday and his legacy is being remembered through the MLK Dream Weekend. 

Award winning journalist Roland Martin was the keynote speaker for the 7th annual Diversity Banquet. His message focused on living the dream and not just attending MLK events every year.  "The challenge is moving somebody to act and say when you leave here what now. I hope they come back with some accomplishments," said Martin. 

Dream Weekend organizers say this has been their dream the past seven years. "We are a strong community. We felt that we needed to do something that would represent who we really are," said event chairmen Curtis Johnson. 

There are several events honoring MLK throughout the upstate. If you would like to find events, go to www.mlkdreamweekend.com.

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