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Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered

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By KBOI2 News

Boise, Idaho ( KBOI2 News / KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The frigid cold contributed to a bit smaller crowd than in the past..

But many people still took-part in the annual march to the statehouse in Boise.. To honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

With temperatures in the teens, this MLK Day march from Boise State to the statehouse was not for the faint of heart.

But the people who took part were fired up by the legacy of Martin Luther King Junior...even if many were too young to have experienced the civil rights movement during the turbulent sixties.

They want to live the lessons doctor king taught...at the cost of his life.

"MLK Junior's legacy is about being a voice. About standing up for what you believe in no matter how daunting it may seem."

It was a quirk in the calendar that moved President Obama's inauguration for a second term to the day the nation honors MLK Junior.

The official presidential inauguration date is January 20...but that was Sunday...so the formal public ceremony was moved to Monday.

And it was not lost on this crowd...that America's first black president was being sworn in for a second term.

"It's a great day, yes. And not just for black people. Civil rights is about people of all colors, and races. We are definitely moving forward."

While there's still a long way to go, doctor king's dream is as close to reality...as it's ever been.


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