DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Almost 60 years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, in which he dreamed of a world of equality and freedom.

Throughout his life, Dr. King fought for those ideals and six decades later, his efforts are still being recognized.

For almost 30 years now, Greater Beulah Baptist Church in Dothan has held an MLK memorial service to continue the dream he had so long ago.

“We have to go on because the dream has not been realized to its fullest,” North Highland Baptist Church Rev. Robert Jones said. “Certainly, we have made some progress along the way, but we still haven’t gotten where we trying to get to. So we have to keep doing what we are doing.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy still inspires others every day. His dream is one many continue to fight for and remains relevant today.

“I have biases, you have biases, but the best thing way is to collaborate,” Attendee, Dr. Kenneth Young said. “When he talked with the late President John F. Kennedy they collaborated, they worked together, we got to come together, bring our differences to the table, and make a difference.”

“I started back in the late ’50s doing civil rights work, and it saddens me that we are still doing it,” Rev. Jones said. “But things aren’t where they ought to be so we have to continue doing what we are doing.”

Rev. Jones says even though the fight for the dream is not over, the legacy Dr. King left us in the ’50s and ’60s, still contributes to the movement of progress.