It was a time to remember and rejoice. The Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Choir sang as the coast gathered to honor the legacy of the civil rights leader.
The Reverend William J. Barber, the program's honored speaker and president of the North Carolina NAACP, said it's not enough to just remember the legacy, we must work toward making it a reality for all people.
"Dr. King would still be saying until every child is fed, until every child is educated, until every poor person has a decent wage and a right to work and a decent house, then we have not achieved at least the moral dream God and Dr. King had. We must have this if we are to be a complete nation," said Barber.
Rev. Barber says what made Dr. King so great is that he had the right idea of how America should truly look. He said King motivated others to share that vision through action, litigation and legislation.
"There should be one America, not two or three Americas. That was his ultimate dream and it ought to be ours. He challenged America and the world and challenged us to follow in his legacy," said Barber.
Other guest included Mrs. Lillian Lily of the Mississippi Mass Choir and Ms. Dupree from The Tom Joyner Morning show.