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With memory 'vivid' in the minds of some, Bakersfield honors MLK with day of service

Although Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed more than 50 years ago, many say much work still needs to be done to realize his vision for the country.

Just ask Gregory Tatum, a local pastor and recent City Council candidate, who was born in Memphis, and whose grandfather and uncle attended King’s last public speech in the city before he was gunned down.