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City of Paso Robles marches for Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted at 8:30 PM, Jan 19, 2019

Paso Robles celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday morning with a march.

This is the 12th annual year Paso Robles has done the event.

It started with a march reminiscent of the marches Dr. King led in Washington D.C. and Alabama during the Civil Rights movement.

Organizers said the march was designed to bring community members together and help them remember that we are all created equal.

“This to me, marching is kind of like remembering my father who marched with Martin Luther King in Washington D.C. in the fall of 1963,” event organizer Nicholas Skinnei said.

The theme of the march this year was “I am because of his legacy.” Organizers said they asked the community to talk about what they have become because of Dr. King’s legacy at the march.

Organizer Lovella Walker said she feels empowered and accepted in society because of his legacy.

The march was followed by a program at Flamson Middle School showing different kinds of art remembering Dr. King.