Texoma communities celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. legacy


Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James aimed fresh criticism at US President Donald Trump on Monday (Jan 15) as the National Basketball Association joined millions of Americans in remembering the legacy of civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King.

That's why she believes it's important to talk with children.

"Living together and progressing as a people, with a objective of living this life to the fullest and letting everybody enjoy their own", said Sheppard, who came to the march with his family.

"I was there for that last march he had, March 28, 1968", said Reverend Dr. James Netters.

"Struggles go on today for justice and equality and the people who are leading those movements, the people who are organizing those movements whether it's someone at a grass-roots level, or Oprah Winfrey making a speech", said Scott.

Maria Finnie and her family were part of the hundreds to walk miles, not only celebrating Dr. King's birthday, but his message as well.

"There's a lot of racial bias in our country still".

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"It was all started by Eric Strong, but we will continue to mission, the vision and we appreciate every organization in the Lubbock community, the different organizations that have supported us, and we want to say thank you very much", Green said.

Preston Chiaro, a member of Westminster's board of trustees, brought his two dogs along for the march. "I'm encouraged by the words that I heard expressed from the students".

Yoho summed up the event's significance for those in attendance.

McCaskill adds, "The fact we've had people marching with tiki-torches, claiming white supremacy with no masks is a setback".

Cann and Wystan were among a group of over 100 who marched from Booker T. Washington Community Center.

Westminster College will host events to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy throughout January. "We're all one in the eyes of Christ". "We fight back. And no matter what they throw at us, nevertheless, we persist".


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