Hundreds March In Frankfort To Honor MLK

Posted at 4:28 PM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 16:28:31-04

FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) Today marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Hundreds of people marched in unity along Capitol Avenue in Frankfort to reflect on Doctor King’s legacy. 

"The purpose of this is to keep the dream alive, keep things moving forward. We’re not where we need to be, but I think if we keep bringing it up, keep it in people’s minds, we can get to where we need to be," said the marshall of the march, Lee Jackson. 

The MLK March to move was lead by the people’s campaign and Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes. 

Christian Motley said that they’re honoring Doctor king, not only by remembering his legacy but to see how his legacy impacts today with the issues in modern America.

"When we think about education opportunities the way Dr. King thought about it, he wanted to make sure that everybody had the opportunities to succeed and everyone had the opportunity to thrive," said Christian Motley, the director of the New Leaders Council Kentucky. "Many of the issues he worked on, the issues that he fought for, we’re still fighting for them today. They’re still talking about it up in the state Capitol."