All these years later, Dr. Martin Luther King's call to action had dozens on the move today in Kaplan. New beginnings church took a moment out of the day to pause and reflect on the past, by mirroring the efforts of King. On a day when students are off from school, they're continuing to learn about a time when segregation was allowed.
"Back then, you can see it's a big difference compared to how things are now," Bre'ona Johnson said. "We all can be in the community together. I love that. I feel like when i'm marching, that I'm part of that change that happened back then.He stood up for something he believed in. He was being the change. That helps me stand up and change,"
Those lessons, organizers hope the younger generation continues.
"I want them to think about Dr. King and our ancestors that marched,"Marcelite Hopkins said. "All the sacrifices our ancestors made.They marched so we can be here today .We are here to carry on his legacy ."