Week of celebration begins for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Week of celebration begins in Knoxville for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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A few dozen people, including Knoxville's mayor, attended an inter-faith prayer service Wednesday, ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. day. A few dozen people, including Knoxville's mayor, attended an inter-faith prayer service Wednesday, ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. day.
"In our case, we didn't want it to just be one day," said Renee Kesler, chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Commission. "In our case, we didn't want it to just be one day," said Renee Kesler, chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Commission.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A few dozen people, including Knoxville's mayor, attended an inter-faith prayer service Wednesday, ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. day.

They filled the pews of Peace and Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church in East Knoxville, beginning a week of celebration.

"In our case, we didn't want it to just be one day," said Renee Kesler, chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Commission. "We wanted to make sure we did a litany of events, so that different people could go to different things to show their service or commitment to the cause, which continues."

The Doctor Martin Luther King Commemorative Commission is sponsoring ten other events through Monday.

The commission has event details posted on its website.

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