SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - People gathered to remember a civil rights icon while enjoying some good food and conversation.
Breakfast was served at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center for the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast. Local business leaders were among the 300 who came to pay tribute to the late civil rights leader. Keynote speaker Chauncy Mayfield says the need to build better and stronger communities is an issue that crosses racial barriers.
"Today it's not a black or white issue, it's a national community issue. Regardless of the color of that child, if he or she is incarcerated the community pays. If he or she is on welfare the community pays. It really doesn't matter," said Mayfield.
Mayfield challenged those in attendance to step up and become mentors to young people. He says that's one of the most critical steps in making improvements to the community.