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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. in Springfield 50 years later

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Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services in Springfield is holding a series of events in the city to commemorate 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.

A group of residents came together Wednesday night at the Martin Luther King Community Center on Rutland Street.

The group had a panel discussion about music's influences on social change and the civil rights movement.

Residents will meet on Friday at the Martin Luther King community center at 6 p.m. to watch a documentary on the march on Washington.

There will be a "Day of Caring" on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Family Services building next to the MLK Community Center.

An anniversary celebration parade will start at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Rebecca Johnson school on Catherine Street and end at Springfield's Blunt Park on Roosevelt Avenue. 

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