Charlotte community activists remember MLK

The Charlotte community is remembering the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through their own acts of service.

On MLK Day Charlotte community activists accepted numerous awards named after MLK Jr.

The Team True Blue Organization promotes non-violence in the Queen City. Member, Lakeisha Mobley says it take a village to get the message across to people.

"We have all been affected in some way by violence and we just want to make a difference. If we can put in the work and put our feet to the street and make a difference in these children's lives," Mobley said.

Those who knew Dr. King can't help but travel down memory lane.

Charles Jones says he marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and was even jailed with him in Albany, Georgia.

"We did what we could because we had to change the way African Americans were being treated or mistreated," Jones said.

Jones says he has noticed the non-violence work community activists are doing, but he says there's always more work to be done.

Community activists say MLK Day gives them a kick start to next month's celebration of black history. They're now in the planning process to organize events.