MLK Unity Breakfast aims to keep Dr. King’s dream alive

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – More than 250 people filled a Warner Robins church to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity held its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast, which featured performances by elementary and high school students.

The breakfast was held Saturday at First Baptist Church New Beginning Center, located at 210 Garmon Street in Warner Robins.

Every year, money from the fundraiser is used to give away scholarships to Houston County students.

The chairman of the event says the event is an opportunity for folks to honor Dr.  King’s dream by passing it down to the next generation.

“Many of our young people don’t appreciate or understand what Dr. King’s dream was about,” says Ira L. Foster. “So we feel by doing these kinds of programs and getting children involved, they will understand.”

Ramone Lowe, a Perry High School student, won this year’s scholarship. He wants to join the Air Force and become an engineer.

The event also featured a MLK Georgia Youth and Law Summit, where an adult panel discussed legal issues including how students should respond when they are stopped by police.

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