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MLK Festival at UA this morning

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Happening today, hundreds in Tucson are coming together to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr's legacy. 

Later this morning at the U of A campus, crowds will be out to celebrate King's legacy and continuing to build on it; and because it falls on the same day as President Obama's second inauguration,organizers say people can see King's dream happening. 

They are hoping to show a live feed of the inauguration, but that is not the main focus today.  That would be the march all throughout the UA campus, in honor of the marches Martin Luther King Jr. led during the civil rights movement. 

The other events start at 10 a.m., that is when speeches from churches and non-profits will begin, and of course there will also be some delicious food.  The event is organized by Tucson and Southern Arizona's Black Chamber of Commerce. 

Leaders tell Tucson News Now the purpose is to "Recognize where we've come from and re-energize because we haven't gotten all the way there yet."

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