Hundreds march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s memory

Local MLK Day service and march

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - On this National Day of Service, people all around the Capital City are reflecting on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Hundreds marched together Monday morning to Galvez Plaza from Mount Zion First Baptist Church, where a number of local and state officials reflected on King's life and leadership.

His dream is still alive 48 years after his assassination.

"He really wanted people to be regarded as equals and he obviously felt that there was a calling that he had to preach that that he engaged in non-violent demonstrations to bring focus to the plight of African Americans in particular, but really everybody, but that's really where we are today," Gov. John Bel Edwards said.

There are also a number of service events happening around Baton Rouge throughout the day.

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