Hundreds walk in 17th annual Freedom March in honor of MLK

POSTED: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 4:42pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 8:43am

Hundreds gathered in Bryan earlier today for the 17th annual Freedom March to not only celebrate Dr. King's life and legacy but continue to share his message of equality.

"Even though we still face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream," said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of the dream Dr. King had more than 50 years ago, more than 300 people came together Monday for the 17th annual Freedom March.

A&M student, Demerius Seals says, "It's a great feeling to be a part of something larger than myself so I'm just glad we could exemplify Dr. King's dream."

People of all ages and races walked the three mile march down MLK Street in Bryan.

Latonia Chambers was one of those participants. She says the march is a time to reflect on our past and where we're going in the future.

"We are a nation who must come together to work for peace for the betterment of our country," said Chambers. 

And on a day that we honor Dr. King's life, we also celebrate our president's inauguration, something Kristiana Hamilton says she'll never forget.

"To celebrate Dr. King's legacy and then to have our president reinstated for another term, to me, I've done everything I can to keep from dripping tears."

And in the words of Dr. King himself, "Free at last, free at last. Thank God almighty we are free at last."

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