BOISE, Idaho – It’s been sixty years since Martin Luther King, Jr. asked Americans to set aside their differences, and today, Idahoans are keeping his vision alive.
“Dr. King has been called the father of the revolution. He is a man who not only put his life, his reputation, and his family on the line, so that people of color would not only have the opportunity to vote, but country to be represented,” Charles Jones III, MLK chairman remarked on Martin Luther King Living Legacy Day.
Many spent the morning making signs to reinforce their message, and hundreds walked from the Boise State University student union to Capitol Blvd. A good portion of those marching to the Statehouse steps in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. were young Americans.
Jason Holman, president of the Black Student Association at BSU, said, “We must honor and live by his legacy every day, although it’s nice to have a day to recognize him specifically, it should be an everyday thing. We have Not every day we have to march, but where change is to be promoted, we must promote it, we must work for it every single day.”
Once at the Statehouse, speakers addressed Dr. King’s legacy this Idaho Human Rights Day.
People told us that racial violence across the country is something that worries everyone. Today’s attendance reflects the importance of a new generation embracing Dr. King’s message.