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Rapid City Rotary group honors Dr. King's sacrifice

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Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that," and Monday a group of people honored that message and his sacrifice; reminding us all that it wasn't just African American rights that he fought for.

Dozens of guests and members of the Rotary Club gathered to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Speakers at the celebration reminded us that he stood for rights of people from all races, beliefs, and back grounds, including Native Americans.

Rotary Member Kibbe Conti says that Martin Luther King, Jr. has enhanced her life, as well as the lives of her children. "I am native, I am a member of this community, I cannot imagine my life had it not been for Martin Luther King and the efforts he made because it was infectious and it really impacted us here in Indian country," said Conti. "We had our own civil rights movement that swept a little bit later than his movement but the impact really gave us a better future."

The meeting was also the first effort to charter a Multicultural Professionals Service Club; to bring people from different cultures together.

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