Tribute service held in honor of Dr. King in East Knoxville

Tribute service held in honor of Dr. King at East Knoxville church

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Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church held a service featuring keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Paula McGee and music from The Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration Choir. Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church held a service featuring keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Paula McGee and music from The Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration Choir.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knoxville's Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Parade concluded Monday with a tribute service in East Knoxville.

Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church held a service featuring keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Paula McGee and music from The Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration Choir.

Thomas "Tank" Strickland, assistant to Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, said the service has been going on for more than 20 years and he believes it will continue for many years to come.

"This celebration is just the culmination of his spirit, his love and the things that he had, desires he had for the community," said Strickland.

In addition to celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King, the ceremony also recognized the work and accomplishments of Sarah Moore Greene, a Knoxville Civil Rights activist, educator and community leader who died last August.

 

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