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New exhibit celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's legacy

The exhibit is for Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination. (WRSP)

The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum held a grand opening ceremony for a new exhibit Thursday.

The exhibit is for Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination.

Organizers said the exhibit was developed to honor Dr. King's legacy and contribution to civil rights.

β€œHe is familiar to some of the history here, he's not talked about very much here, but he is a part of the history of Springfield,” said Douglas King the President of the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum board.

Mayor Jim Langfelder and guest speaker Dr. Paul Hudson, a professor of business at Lincoln Land Community College, spoke during the grand opening ceremony.

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