Thousands march in Denver to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted on: 8:04 pm, January 21, 2013, by , updated on: 09:17pm, January 21, 2013

DENVER — On the same day that our country’s first African-American president took the oath of office for his second term, thousands gathered in Denver to remember the man who paved the way for President Barack Obama.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have celebrated his 84th birthday this month. Thousands marched through the streets today to pay tribute to an African-American icon.

“It’s a reflection of Martin Luther King’s dream of all people, different nationalities, races, colors, creeds, beliefs coming together,” says Malcolm Chandler.

“Where kids are now, I don’t even think they see color anymore. I think they see individuals and people,” says Thomas Bouknight.

This is the 28th year that Denver has celebrated King with the march, which begins at City Park and ends with remembrance activities at Civic Center Park.