MLK Symbolic March

By Lauren Hanson | 

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that people of all races be treated equally. Now, nearly 40 years after his death, people across the nation are remembering his message of unity and peace.

On January 15, 2007, the Reverend would have been 78-years-old.

Residents of Warren County marched from the Justice Center to State Street Baptist Church.

Despite the rainy weather, Taiann Chumney and her son Elisah made the symbolic trek.

"I want my children to be aware of where we came from and all that we're celebrating today is because of Dr. Martin Luther King and some of the stuff we're able to do is because of him," Taiann said.

The two joined more than 200 marchers of all ages to celebrate Dr. King's message of peace and unity.

"We don't want the younger generation to not realize just how important this day is. A lot of time the kids do not know the history of the NAACP, as well as Martin Luther King Day, so we want to let them know just how important this day is and to let them follow through with the tradition," said Martha Amerson, who attended the march with her grandson.

After the march, participants went to a service featuring keynote speaker Reverend William Hardy of Taylor chapel AME Church.

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