Big cities and small towns all join in MLK celebrations

By: Tim Johnston Email
By: Tim Johnston Email

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) - All around the nation marchers took to the streets honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From big cities to the smaller town of Winchester, this day continues to carry a deep impact as everyone paused to remember the civil rights leader.

"I think it's huge. I think it's absolutely a necessity for us to remember what this day is all about," said Amy Madsen, a teacher of African American History who brought some of her students to take part in the celebration.

Angela Berry, one of the organizers, said it's great to have such a celebration even in the small town because, "it just lets us know that we're working towards that dream that Dr. King always envisioned."

"We're blessed to be a small part of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King," added Rev. James Williams, who shared some words of wisdom from behind his pulpit at First United Methodist Church in Winchester.

From the courthouse to the chapel at First United Methodist, the voices rang out and the message was clear, as stated by the night's them, "Moving beyond the dream to brighten the future."

"It's such a great thing to see everyone no matter what race, what color, what your religious background is come together," expressed Berry.

Rev. Williams added, "It reminds us that we are to be unified. Though Dr. Martin Luther King worked very hard over the years, and in the time that he was here, that there's still a lot of work to do."

From the young to the elderly, even in the small community of Winchester, the message and legacy of Dr. King continues to grow.

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