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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington’s Martin Luther King Jr. Committee will host several events leading up the the annual MLK Day Parade next Monday.

Events include the MLK Gospel Concert tomorrow at St. Phillip AME Church and the Historically Black College and University Battle of the Bands Experience at Williston Middle School Sunday.

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Event organizers say these are great family-friendly events.

“We have put a lot of work into these events to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday, and we want the community’s support, and we really need the community’s support to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday,” organizer Hollis Briggs said.

Briggs says Dr. King’s birthday is a great opportunity to bring people together, and to help better understand the history surrounding the legendary civil rights leader.

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