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As the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s family urged the Senate to act on voter rights legislation, people around the country commemorated the iconic civil rights leader who used nonviolent resistance and protests with his inspiring words to lead others to insist on equality and encourage helping others.
King said in his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., “We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.”
Indianapolis joined that sentiment to celebrate King’s birthday and life by coming together in prayer, song, service and remembrance. But most of all, Indy came together to commemorate love and equality.
Some of the scenes in Indianapolis included a commemoration at the City-County Building; children at the Children’s Museum coming together in song, arts, stories of dreams for the future while learning about the past; students and parents working for others in Wayne Township for a Day of Service, and students and faculty walking together on the Butler University campus, filling the cold of the day with the warmth of love for others.
This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: MLK commemorated at multiple Indianapolis locations