Hundreds march to Capitol during annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations

Published: Jan. 19, 2020 at 7:12 PM EST
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By: Lanetra Bennett | WCTV Eyewitness News

January 20, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Silence is not an option; that's the theme of this year's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative service.

Those participating are speaking up for justice, just as Dr. King did.

The festivities started with a rally at the C.K. Steele Plaza, where State Representative Loranne Ausley spoke.

Hundreds then marched to the Florida Capitol, where another rally was held, where Circuit Court Judge Stephen Everett spoke.

There were also musical selections and a special recitation of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream," speech.

This year, the Capitol rally was held in the courtyard for the first time, instead of on the sides of the dolphins.

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