The nation paused Monday to salute the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From the day he was born until the day he was assassinated, those who knew him best call Rev. King a man beyond reproach.
Now, decades after his death, the life of Dr. King is still honored by an entire nation.
It was no coincidence that the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in Tallahassee began at the C.K. Steele bus depot. Both men met each other while fighting against civil injustices.
Almost 40 years after the murder of Dr. King, his life and his accomplishments have not been forgotten.
Harris Wiltsher of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., says, "Without Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, we would not even be able to meet and congregate like this in a peaceful type of congregation."
Hundreds marched from the C.K. Steele bus depot to the Florida Capitol, ignoring the cold because for many the march is one way to say thank you to a man who impacted an entire nation.
"He enabled me to be able to vote and go to college. He really impacted my life," says marcher Janet Ashwood.
Haley cutler, A mentor in the Female Voices Program, adds, "I think it's really important for everyone in the community to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s life. He marched for everyone, so we brought everyone to march for him."
Rev. King was gunned down in 1968, but to these marchers and millions just like them all over the country, his legacy still lives on.
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