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Bryan MLK freedom march

POSTED: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 4:13pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

BRYAN -- On what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's 83rd birthday, hundreds gathered today in Bryan to not only celebrate Dr. King's life but to continue to spread his message of equality.

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that one day all men would be created equal and for Zippa Orah that makes today's freedom march that much more meaningful.

"I was very young when it happened but that little that I do know about it I make sure I tell them to let them know that they do have opportunities in this world and they can be something and that we all are one."

Orah has walked in the MLK freedom march for the last five years and today was no different.

Both young and old made the two mile journey down Martin Luther King Junior Street and Texas A&M student, Bradley Hall, was one of them.

"I mean we weren't around in that time but we're reaping the benefits of the things that he's done so it's just important we come back and pay homage to those who paved the way for us."

And both Bradley and Zippa say it's important to celebrate King's life so the younger generations don't forget.

"He played a viable part in our history and the younger generation needs to keep going," said Hall.

Orah added, "You know we don't want the break down in every generation as they come along so we want it to continue."

For the generations still to come.


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