The Barrow County Martin Luther King Committee held its annual MLK Day march through downtown Winder and observance ceremony at White Oak Spring Missionary Baptist Church in Winder on Monday, Jan. 20. The march started at Quality Foods on North Broad Street, worked its way through downtown and looped around to the church on New Street. Tommie Smith, the 1968 Olympic Gold medalist in the 200-meter dash and a long-time human rights activist, was the keynote speaker. The ceremony also featured prayers, musical performances, remarks by local officials and handing out of a pair of awards. William Hopkins was honored for attending the ceremony every year, and Margie Berry was presented with the Humanitarian Award by her daughter, Lynn Berry.
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