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01/17/12 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Each year, millions of Americans honor civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for his vision of equality. About 100, 0000 people celebrated the 27th Annual National MLK Drum Major for Justice Parade in St. Petersburg, among them was Latesha Wimberly, who waited for the 20 marching school bands and the 120 floats near Tropicana Field

“Because he had a dream that one day all of us will share a community and that’s what happened,” she said.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. awards attracts hundreds in St. Pete listen

01/17/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Today rough weather put a damper on outdoor events commemorating the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., with parades canceled in Tampa and St. Pete. The early morning storms didn’t keep hundreds from packing into the Coliseum in Downtown St. Pete to honor those who fight locally for equality.

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