MLK Freedom March at FSU

FSU students are carrying on the spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior through a march.

Organizers say the freedom march represents the freedoms people of all races can exercise today.

FSU Student Mason Roth says, "It's just important to realize the sacrifices that were made; to strive for equal rights, to strive for a realization of civil rights and equal opportunity for all people regardless of race, gender, minority status."

About 100 people marched across Florida State University Wednesday afternoon.

The FSU NAACP held the event in honor of Civil Rights Activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

FSU NAACP 2nd Vice President Rinsha Prophete says, "People haven't forgotten what he has done, what legacy he has left. Just to see the group that we have here, it's fantastic. It really touches my heart."

The march started at the Integration Statue at FSU, signifying, the group says, how far the nation has come in integrating.

FSU NAACP President Courtney Rolle says, "I was able to go out and cast my vote in November. I'm able to sit among peers of different cultures, different races and classes. I'm able to go out to the job force and get jobs and know that I'm going to be judged by what's on my resume and what I've done and not just the color of my skin."

The march culminated at the FSU Student Union with a presentation by world-renowned writer, poet, and activist Nikki Giovoni.

Local high school students also participated in the march.

The event was part of FSU's MLK Week.


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