ORLANDO, Fla. — People in Central Florida are remembering more than one civil rights leader on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Hundreds of people gathered in Orlando on Monday to honor Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy, Orlando’s first Black city council member. He took the oath in 1973.
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The event has been going on for more than 30 years, but Monday marked the first in-person gathering since the pandemic.
Honoring Kennedy’s advocacy work for higher education, scholarships in partnership with the YMCA, Southwest Orlando Jaycees and the City of Orlando MLK Commission were distributed.
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