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Columbus hosts annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration
The celebration at Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus featured music and oratory

Andy Chow
Lt. Governor Mary Taylor says the battles Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others took on more than 50 years ago still make an impact.
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As the nation prepares to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ohio held its annual celebration full of music and oratory. 
LISTEN: Lt. Governor Mary Taylor on importance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s actions

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Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor joined other state leaders and employees in the downtown Columbus Trinity Episcopal Church for Ohio’s commemoration to Martin Luther King Jr.

Taylor urges that the battles King and others took on more than 50 years ago continue to make an impact.

“Our youth—the students with us today—must understand who he was, to embrace his character and his strength so that his courage, message and passion is never lost.”

The celebration included music from local pastors and rousing speeches from young students ranging from ages 9 to 17. They were the winners of the annual statewide oratorical contest.

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