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NWA Dream Keepers Pass On MLK Legacy

Almost 200 people gathered at the annual Dream Keepers Breakfast Monday morning to celebrate MLK Day.

It's been almost 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Though it was a life lost that day in April, his legacy lives on, and the proof is in the students.

About 200 students gathering Monday for the annual "Dream Keepers" Breakfast, learning how MLK's life continues to impact theirs.

"It's teaching them about the non-violence, it's also teaching them about civil rights and social justice and letting them know that the dream continues that it did not stop," Angela Mosley Monts said, Vice President of the NWA MLK Council.

Dream Keepers is the youth group affiliated with the Northwest Arkansas MLK Council.

A group, high school senior Trey Smith has been a part of for almost 10 years.

"Today it's really easy to not understand what Dr. King stood for or understand the importance or the relevance of his dream because, we have come so far," Smith said.

Yet the group says it has far to go, making education a key component of the Dream Keepers.

"The only way we can move forward is to know the shoulders of the ones who have gone before us that we're standing on in order to continue to progress," Mosley Monts said.

Now president of the Dream Keepers, Smith hopes to pass on what he's learned and be a part of something greater.

"I feel really fortunate that I get to contribute to such a great legacy and such a great vision and dream," Smith said.

To learn how to become a Dream Keeper, click here.

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