PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - After Saturday's triple shooting, Pine Bluff community leaders pleaded for peace on the eve of Martin Luther King Day. They called it Justice Sunday.
"It is time that we stand up and say enough is enough," said Tracy Steele, Director of Arkansas Department of Human Services.
Pine Bluff Community members came together to celebrate and honor the legacy of a legend.
"He didn't ask for it," Steele said. "He never saw himself in that position."
"We are here today because we have a responsibility to keep his movement going forward," said Shirley Washington, Interested Citizens for Voter Registration (ICVR) Board Member. "His message of non-violence continues to resonate."
At St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Justice Sunday was about looking inward. Their question was - how do they stop the violence in their neighborhood, 45 years after King's death?