Dozens participate in march honoring Martin Luther King Jr. 

Young people led the way during the annual march held on Monday, Jan. 20 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dozens participate in march  honoring Martin Luther King Jr. 
January 23
08:59 2020

People of all races, religions, and creeds came together and marched through the streets of downtown Winston-Salem on Monday morning in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

The annual march hosted by the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity started outside the Benton Convention Center and was led by the Marching Yellowjackets from Carver High School and young people from other local schools. The march ended at Union Baptist Church located on Trade Street. 

Despite temperatures in the mid-30s, the march drew a crowd of more than 50 people. While making her way down Cherry Street with others marching in honor of Dr. King, Winston-Salem native Stephanie Watson said she wasn’t bothered by the cold. 

“It’s not that bad,” Watson laughed. “It could be worse. I’m glad to see so many people out despite the weather. I think that alone shows that Dr. King’s legacy is alive and well.”

Following the march, most of the participants filed into Union Baptist Church for the 40th annual Noon Hour Commemoration Service. The keynote address was delivered by N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley. 

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