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WCU honors Martin Luther King Jr. all week

Western Carolina University is recognizing the achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., not just on MLK Day, but all week long.

On Monday afternoon, members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity held a unity march starting from the university's central fountain.

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Organizers say the theme is "Marching with a purpose."

"Unity is a big thing in this century today. There's lots going on in our community," Norman Falls said. "But coming together as one, that's what Martin Luther King stood for. And we want to exemplify the area of Western Carolina University. So, coming together just to get stuff done and make sure the campus sees that we're all one together."

On Thursday, the university will host football coach Herman Boone. He was the inspiration for the movie "Remember the Titans."

It's based on the true story of integrating the T.C. Williams football team in Virginia in 1971.

Boone speaks Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center grand room.

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