AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — His life is never forgotten.
All were invited to attend the 4 p.m. city event, which featured keynote speaker Ronald Todd —Gov. Mike DeWine’s Minority Affairs Liaison — along with Akron NAACP President Judi Hill, Saint Ashworth Temple’s Pastor Robert DeJournett and Ohio Sen. Vernon Sykes.
Attendees also heard music and poetry during the celebration.
“Each year, [the event] calls together neighbors from across the city to remember, reignite, and recommit to living and working out the vision cast by Dr. King,” the event committee said in a statement.
Watch some of the event in the video player at the top of the story.