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Remembering the dream: How Austin celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

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The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration has been an Austin Tradition since 1983, when it was started by the Texas Union African American Cultural Committee. Since then it has grown to encompass the entire city, including sponsorship from City of Austin, the African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas, and Houston-Tillotson University. The event not only stands as a cultural celebration, but a celebration of the ideas Martin Luther King Jr. expressed that have changed the lives of many.

Georgia Moore is a junior and the Creative Writing/Literary Magazine editor for the newspaper. She loves being able to do writing exercises with the newspaper class, and also loves all of the food they eat. She is also an artist who loves to doodle in class. Her favorite TV show is Parks and Recreation.

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