Borderland organizations celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day through volunteer work

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) -Monday morning El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank held its 25th annual MLK day of service event honoring the word of King “together fearless we count” and used it to bring awareness to census 2020.

Across town, in central El Paso, the MC call center celebrated by providing warm lunch meals for the neighborhood while collecting hundreds of nonperishable food items.

“It makes me feel wonderful because the neighborhood and the community is working together to keep the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. alive because his motto was doing for others, and one of the things he always asks is what are you doing for others, so we’re trying to do for others,” Doris Taylor president of MC Call Board of Directors, tells KTSM.

El Paso’s own Douglass Grammar and High School led the way in Texas on civil rights when it became one of the first desegregated schools in the 1960s.

“We just need to remember those who came before us, who paved the way for us to allow us to do some of the things we need to do,” said Taylor.

Dorthey Hudson, who is said to be one of the first African American high school teachers in El Paso and first African American realtor, told KTSM she’s glad to have been apart of what is now history.

“It just makes me feel so good that I opened the doors for alot of black teachers to teach in the high schools,” said Hudson.

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