He Had a Dream

Monday was a holiday for many, and for some it was more than just a day when the mail wasn't delivered and the banks were closed. Martin Luther King Day was an occasion for about 2,900 people to gather at the Old Court House and remember why the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work to improve civil rights and his assassination in 1968 led to his birthday's becoming a federal holiday just like Presidents Day and the Fourth of July. The annual march began at the Old Court House and ended with an interfaith service at Powell Hall, where defense attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. also gave the keynote address. Along the way, Calvin Riley (left) carried a sign from his collection of black memorabilia, one he acquired in Texas that marked a separate entrance to a doctor's office for African-Americans. Brandon Cutts (bottom right) provided some of the parade's entertainment as part of the McCluer North Dance and Step Team. And to show the struggle is far from over -- and has all manner of perspectives -- Brother Curry Muhammed (bottom left) was looking for readers of the Nation of Islam's Final Call.

 
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