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Claxton breakfast honors King, area leaders

Members of the Evans County NAACP hosted their annual Catherine Bacon memorial breakfast Members of the Evans County NAACP hosted their annual Catherine Bacon memorial breakfast
CLAXTON, GA (WTOC) -

Members of the Evans County chapter of the NAACP used the holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to also honor local leaders who led the civil rights movement.

The group hosted their annual Catherine Bacon memorial breakfast. Bacon was one of the original chapter members and helped lead the way toward racial equality in the community.

"She was wonderful. She was one of the people that was involved when the chapter was chartered in 1961," explained NAACP chapter President Willie Hall.

Hall noted Bacon was one of the many whose work carried out King's mission.

"Dr. King would tell you he was the drum major, but there were many many marchers. All were pieces to the puzzle," Hall noted.

This year, the breakfast also paid tribute to another such leader, Rev. Dr. L. Perry McNeal, who passed away last year.

Nearly 200 people attended the breakfast, which included songs, scripture and poem readings and an inspirational message on the continued struggle for racial equality in Claxton and the U.S. as a whole.

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