Marchers remember Martin Luther King's legacy


Multimedia Journalist - Julie Collins
Photojournalist - Jason Thomason

PADUCAH - Dozens of marchers participated in the Annual MLK walk in Paducah from the Cherry Civic Center to the Doctor Martin Luther King monument on MLK drive. 

Each step Deborah Edmonds takes across 3 blocks is a reminder of the work and dedication that helped open doors for people of all races, religions and sexual orientations, she explained.

"Each step is pride, each step is what we can do for the next person," says Edmond. "It's much better but it's not over and that's what we have to remember and that's what we have to continue to teach our children."

Ministers and local leaders talked to the crowd about Doctor King's 'I have a dream' speech. They touched on how taking the steps to provide opportunity and equality for people on a local level is important for all ages.

Every year a wreath is dedicated to the legacy Doctor King left behind. It will be left up through the end of Black History month.