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Unity in the City Celebration

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech."

Congregations and choirs from churches all over the city came together on Sunday afternoon for a
Congregations and choirs from churches all over the city came together on Sunday afternoon for a "Unity in the City" service at St. John's Baptist Church. Pastor Ronald Shirley bows his head while a recording of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" Speech was played. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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A choir from the Peoples United Methodist Church sings during the
A choir from the Peoples United Methodist Church sings during the "Unity in the City" celebration at St. John's Baptist Church on Sunday, January 12, 2014. During the celebration, a recording of Martin Luther King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech was played. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the famous speech. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Ronald Bell plays the guitar during a
Ronald Bell plays the guitar during a "Unity in the City" service at St. John's Baptist Church on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Choirs from churches around the city performed and a a recording of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream Speech" was played. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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A little one has a sound nap while the choirs sing during the
A little one has a sound nap while the choirs sing during the "Unity in the City" celebration at St. John's Baptist Church on Sunday, January 12, 2014. During the celebration, a recording of Martin Luther King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech was played. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the famous speech. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Ninety-two year old Mother Lorena Thomas talks about her life experiences during a
Ninety-two year old Mother Lorena Thomas talks about her life experiences during a "Unity in the City" celebration at St. John's Baptist Church on Sunday, January 12, 2014. A recording of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream" speech was played at the celebration. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the speech. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Congregations and choirs from across the city came together for the
Congregations and choirs from across the city came together for the "Unity in the City" celebration at St. John's Baptist Church on Sunday, January 12, 2014. During the celebration, a recording of Martin Luther King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech was played. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the famous speech. An image of Martin Luther King, Jr. was at the entrance to the church. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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