LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Martin Luther King Jr. would’ve been 91-years-old on January 15.

Local groups Compassion Games-Kentucky and  GIVE hosted a party to celebrate his life.

Community leaders say Martin Luther King would likely still be a civil rights force to be reckoned with.

Reverend Charles Elliott is the local pastor who helped bring Dr. King to Louisville in 1964.

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Elliott says they need to keep The Dream alive because our communities are in a serious war.

Reverend Elliott went on to praise Governor Andy Beshear for returning voting rights to 140,000 non-violent felons who have served their time.

Elliott says this will allow these young men and women who've made mistakes to elect people into office who are concerned about the welfare of their communities.

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