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ANTOINETTE RINGGOLD

More than 100 people participated in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Trail March Sunday in Charles Town. The event, which is sponsored by the Jefferson County Chapter of the NAACP, opened with a procession that started at the Old Charles Town Library and ended at South Lawrence Street. From there, participants gathered at Wright Denny Intermediate School for a presentation in the Betty Roper Auditorium that included a speech by the Rev. Melanie McCarley from Zion Episcopal Church. One of the oldest marches in the country, the Jefferson County chapters event is held each year on the Sunday before King’s birthday, on Jan. 15.

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