Locals March for Freedom on Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Across the nation Monday people remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. 

Hundreds of University of Arkansas students and Northwest Arkansas locals made their way across campus in a march for freedom.

Among those in the crowd were state legislators, pillars in the black community and kids marching right alongside them. 

Before the march, Fox 24 spoke with many folks who said the annual holiday is a chance to ignite the flame of freedom and a time to teach younger generations that the fight is not over.

“We are Americans, we are a diverse group of people and we need to know the history. We’ve got to know everyone’s experiences about where they come from because that’s who we are,” said Arkansas State Representative, Denise Garner.

“The work is not done, we’re not done. This is just a small piece of something that we can do as citizens and just people that we can get out here and commemorate such an influential person,” said attendee, Evans Johnson III.

The U of A will end Monday’s events with the 23rd Annual MLK Recommitment Banquet at 7 p.m. in the Fayetteville Town Center.

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