Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. honored at San Diego awards breakfast


Through music and spoken word more than 2,000 people remembered the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at the 28th Annual YMCA of San Diego Human Dignity Award Breakfast Friday.

Local elected leaders, as well as members of the local community, came together at the Town & Country Resort in Mission Valley to give recognition to those who give back.

Executive Director of the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA Michael Brunker, says what started off years ago as a small get together, has transformed into a packed ballroom filled with people who strive to keep Dr. King’s message alive.

Brunker adds, “What we know Dr. King went through couldn’t have been easy. And so to always keep that reminder that those things happened. And people have a history in their past.”

The key note speaker for Friday's event was the Rev. Otis Moss Jr. Moss is a close friend of the King family. He says King’s fight for equality was something that came from deep in his heart.

With Martin Luther King Day celebrations being observed throughout the weekend, including a parade along North Harbor Drive on Sunday, Moss hopes everyone takes on King’s call of action to serve in their communities.

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