Ashland Celebrates 30th Annual Dr. King Day Celebration

Ashland Celebrates 30th Annual Dr. King Day Celebration

Posted: Mon Jan 15 18:16:25 PST 2018
Updated: Mon Jan 15 18:16:25 PST 2018

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na says: "this years theme was 'the fierce urgency of now, tomorrow is today. a quote from dr. king that organizers, performers and the keynote speaker say is equally important today as it was when it was first spoken decardes ago." natalie says: "it means that we need to do things now to stop them from happening later." one of the messages spread throughout ashland's martin luther king jr. celebration is to remember history and the fight for civil rights. roy says: "we have a tendancy to forget history, not only to celebrate but to understand the difficulties that dr. king and the population had to go through. dr. roy saigo was the keynote speaker at today's celebration. and more than 500 people came out to listen to his speech and uplifting performances. dr. saigo's speech outlined his experiences as a japanese- american imprisoned in an interment camp in arizona during world war two. he says it's important to remember and talk about those difficult times. roy says: "we forget and we need to difficult times. and having celebration's organizers says this is exactly why ashland has put on such a big celebration for 30 years. marjories says: "i think that there are still a lot of lessons that we could his legacy as well as the other people who fought for civil rights and continue to fight for civil and human rights today, is important." andryanna says: "today's celebration ended with everyone marking from the armory down and down to the plaza to hear dr. king's famous "i have a dream" speech. one of the organizers says ending the celebration with it serves as a reminder to carry on dr. king's legacy. in ashland, andryanna sheppard, newswatch