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Rapid City remembers MLK

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People in Rapid City remembered and celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior - the man who gave his heart, life and soul for so many others.   

Video, music, and memories were shared at the Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day Community Celebration at the Holiday Inn Monday.

Mayor Sam Kooiker and Bishop Lorenzo Kelly made remarks during the celebration, but it was guest speaker and former Rapid City Councilman, Malcolm Chapman, who had the most to say about the one of our nation's biggest heroes.   

"I think if he were here today he would be ecstatic at some of the progress that we've made," said Chapman, Founder and President of Chapman Group. "But he would still be a voice of reason and challenge and continue to challenge segments of our society politically, spiritually to do better." 

King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968. He would have been 85.

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