CADIZ – To this day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is being hailed as a true leader.

Members of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church marked what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King’s 82nd birthday with a march and presentation at their church in Cadiz. Schools and government offices were closed Monday in observance of the national holiday, but 30 congregation members gathered to reflect upon the slain civil rights leader’s profound life.

Here the congregation is shown as they sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and gathered in a circle to hold hands for “We Shall Overcome.” More celebrations honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and accomplishments are featured in this week’s print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.

By AMY GAREIS – News-Herald Staff Writer