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People Honored At MLK Celebration For Bettering Community

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Millions of people across the country stayed home from work and school on this Martin Luther King Jr. day. And while holidays are a good time to stay home and relax, the day is about honoring a man who provided selfless service to our country and bettered the world.

He's someone who believed in something great... Something better

Barry Nelson of Fargo says, "We are all a part of this country. We have all benefited from this great man who gave his life, essentially, so that all people could be equal."

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in freedom and justice, and fought to make that possible for everyone. Something Barry Nelson admires and was inspired by.

"There is something about whenever I see a person being denied an opportunity, it's just not right. There's something that angers me about that," says Nelson.

He's tried to follow Dr. King's ways, being an advocate for local refugees and youth, and by working to provide equality for everyone.

Nelson says, "I wanted to have impact in people's lives."

Which is why he is being honored .

Nelson says, "If I think about it too much, it's a bit over whelming."

He's been given a Fargo Human Relations Award for everything he does to make our world better. And while Dr. King was not able to see the day where true equality is a reality, Barry and our community are fighting to make his dream come true.

"We have not gotten there yet, to the mountain top of human rights, so we have to keep working as individuals and a community," says Nelson.

Fraser Ltd. also received a Fargo Human Relations Award for working to eliminate discrimination through their programs.

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