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Dr. King’s legacy still resonates with marchers today

Posted: 6:21 PM, Jan 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-21 19:49:23-05

Around the nation, the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were honored today on his birthday in full force.

In Corpus Christi, a number of people took part in the 33rd annual MLK Commemorative March.

It started at the Nueces County Courthouse and ended at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

Those who participated said that the message of Dr. King is just as powerful today as it was decades ago.

“I think it’s important that they know the lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and to pass those lessons on to the new generation,” said Latoya Rodriguez. “To continue and instill those important values of diversity and inclusion on to the next generation.”

Participation in today’s march remains vital for Deborah Dorsey and her family year after year.

“This is very important for me to be out here today. I’ve been doing this for 15 years with my grandkids,” Dorsey said. “And every year it’s the grandkids and somebody else joining us. It’s something to show them where we come from and where we are going.”

This year’s march was once again hosted by the Corpus Christi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.