JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Legislative Black Caucus held their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Wednesday, January 17.
The Caucus commemorated the 51st anniversary of Dr. King’s birthday at the State Capitol.
The keynote address was from Maj. Gen. Donna Martin, the commanding officer at Fort Leonard Wood.
Gen. Martin said to protect King’s dream, civil society must follow the military and acknowledge and honor the shift in demographics, saying that in 2025, half the youth in Missouri will be of minority races. Missouri Governor Mike Parson spoke about the focus of Dr. King.
Brian Williams told about his opportunity serving as the only African-American man in the Mo. Senate.