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The Triangle celebrates King's legacy ahead of MLK Day

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William Gamble marched with Martin Luther King Jr. several times in the 1950s and early '60s. William Gamble marched with Martin Luther King Jr. several times in the 1950s and early '60s.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, but the Triangle celebrated his legacy all weekend.

From Raleigh to Durham to Fayetteville, people of every race honored King in their own way.

At First Baptist Church in Raleigh, King was on the mind of many Sunday morning, especially William Gamble, who holds the distinction of having seen King in the flesh.

"He means the world to me," Gamble said. "I had the opportunity to march with him in college on Tuskegee in the '50s and early '60s. I marched with him several times."

Gamble said the United States has changed quite a bit since then, but he said he hopes "people don't forget the things he taught us."

Those teachings were the focus in Durham, where the Parks and Recreation Department hosted a program to educate the youth.

"They'll never know if we don't teach them. If it wasn't for his dream, we wouldn't be here today," one of the educator's said.

The White House is asking Americans to make Monday a day of service and volunteer.

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