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WBTV: YMCA of Greater Charlotte celebrates Dr. King’s legacy with annual breakfast

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – The YMCA of Greater Charlotte hosted its 30th annual MLK breakfast on Monday at the Charlotte Convention Center’s Crown Ballroom.

Every year the event brings in hundreds from all over the Queen City, which is keeping the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive.

“Being here today really means something. It’s definitely greater than myself, being here to honor a life of someone who paved the way for people like me,” high school student Cameron Dixon said.

Around 1,200 people came together to honor the legacy of Dr. King; some of them were high school students.

The event was not only an opportunity for people to fellowship over breakfast but also a chance for them to collaborate on ways to continue to move Dr. King’s vision of unity forward.

This event has been going on for three decades, with organizers highlighting just how much things have changed.

At one time the YMCA was segregated. The McCrorey Y was founded in 1936 and helped give opportunities to African Americans.

Over time things have changed. Now, people of all ages and races gathered to celebrate the meaning of this holiday.

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