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Hundreds Brave Cold To Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted at 11:45 AM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 18:30:27-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -Despite freezing cold temperatures, people gathered Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

It was under 20 degrees and it felt even colder when the march started at 10 a.m. in downtown Lexington. Hundreds lined up in front of the Lexington Convention Center, all in memory of the civil rights legend.

Marchers packed in close together and walked down Vine Street to Rose Street, and turned around on Main Street.

Many reflected as they walked past the landmarks of Lexington’s Civil Rights past.

“Want them to take home today that we’ve done something wonderful together. Coming together. Hand in hand, love in love. MLK did that for us and we’re out here today celebrating for him,” Kay Turpin told LEX 18.