The Cheyenne community honored civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr today.
Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. meant bringing people from diverse backgrounds together to build authentic bonds of human understanding and value.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. King sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice through peaceful protest. Read more here.
The Cheyenne MLK Jr. March is much more than a march. It was an opportunity to put Dr. King’s words and ideals into practice by connecting people, young and old, from different races, religions or backgrounds to walk together and listen one another. It was also an opportunity to hear lived experiences and stories of Cheyenne’s African American/black community.
The March began at the Cheyenne Depot, ending at the State Capitol.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Sermons from Martin Luther King Jr.’s book Strength to Love, 1963