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MLK Jr. Day Celebration in Madison


MADISON (WKOW) -- President Barack Obama was sworn in Monday using a Bible once owned by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday is the federal holiday marking King's birth and people around the country celebrated it, including here in Madison.

The capstone of Madison and Dane County's observance of the holiday was held at the Overture Center. First, there was a sing-in in the center's rotunda and later, a reflection on Dr. King's legacy by local pastor, Rev. Everett Mitchell of Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church.

"As we remember, reflect and act, we do so with a conscious call of Dr. Martin Luther King reminding us all life is interrelated. We are all caught in the inescapable network of mutuality tied together into a single garment of destiny," said Mitchell.

The event also included a performance by the MLK Community Choir.

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