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New memoir by AP reporter recalls covering MLK and family

In this April 3, 1968, file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his last public appearance at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tenn. The following day King was assassinated on his motel balcony.

SIOUX CITY -- All community members are invited to be a part of a choir that will honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Siouxland NAACP's annual MLK Day celebration.

A rehearsal for the community choir will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, at Mayflower Congregational Church, 1407 W. 18th St.

"We are looking forward to everyone honoring us with their presence," said Sandra Pearson, director of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Choir.

With its theme of "Making The Dream a Reality," Sioux City's Martin Luther King Jr. Day program will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at the Mayflower Congregational Church.

For more information on the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, contact Siouxland NAACP president Ike Rayford at 712-203-2052.

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