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WI Capitol ceremony honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

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MADISON, Wis. (WXOW) - The Wisconsin State Capitol hosted a special program Monday with the focus on collaboration and diversity.

Governor Tony Evers and other members of the administration took part in the event, which featured the MLK Women's Mass Choir, the Fall Gospel Fest Choir, and a number of speakers.

The program marked the 40th annual official state ceremony to honor the civil rights pioneer.

It also highlighted museum displays of civil rights archival items and a new exhibit on Wisconsin's women's suffrage.

Wisconsin was the first state to approve the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote in 1919.

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