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Republicans honor MLK, Jr.

Tyrone Jones, first vice chair of the Fayette County Republican Party, gave remarks Monday at a reception the party threw to recognize the civil rights efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. immediately following the parade and ceremony hosted by the Fayette County Chapter of the NAACP. Jones said he remembered learning about Dr. King as a child, and he underlined King’s belief that our nation is not separated based on party-centric political beliefs, but moreso that “We are all children of God,” regardless of race, creed or color. The event included a display of historical “American documents of inclusion,” ranging from the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision to the Emancipation Proclamation, Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Photo/John Munford.

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