SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - More than 100 people came to a vigil to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Summerville Monday night.
The event was put on by both the NAACP chapter in the city and the Dorchester County Democratic Party. It included singing of hymns, lighting of candles and speeches on three different topics.
Organizers picked family, health, and education for the different speeches by professionals in each of the fields. They say people around the nation are marching for different issues and those three topics can sometimes be forgotten in Dr. King's teachings.
"Dr. King took a stand and he took it on non-violence, and it's time for us to realize that when we take our stand, we need to stand on the things that are important, our education, our community, and our families," Ethel Campbell, the Dorchester County Democratic Party Chairperson said.
This is the first year for the event, but the organizations say they want to continue the tradition in the future.