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Miami honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

caines | 1/18/2012, 9:30 a.m.

There were plenty of celebrations throughout Miami that marked the birthday of one of our countrys greatest leaders: the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the 19th Annual King Unity Scholarship Breakfast, the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Foundation awarded 62 college scholarships to deserving young men. FIU Mens Basketball Coach Isiah Thomas, III, served as the keynote speaker and was a role model inductee, as were M-D County Deputy Mayor Russell Benford; Carlos A. Migoya (CEO, JHS); and Michael K. Butler (chief medical officer, JHS). In Liberty City, the always-exciting King Parade started a little late but had all of the pageantry and excitement that citizens have grown to expect and love. [gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Miami Times photos/Donnalyn Anthony