Locals celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Signed into law by President Reagan 20 years ago, locals will light up the sky with candles in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Hundreds of locals have turned out for the annual march. Others will honor his legacy by picking up trash around southeast Bakersfield. 

Volunteers will be rolling up their sleeves and sweeping the streets to make a difference and pay tribute to MLK's work.

The annual community awards breakfast will be held at the MLK Community Center at 1000 S. Owens street at 9 a.m. Tickets are 25 dollars at the door.

The candle light march begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Liberty bell on Truxtun Ave. People will march onto the First Presbyterian church at 1705 17th street.

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