The threat of snow and lingering icy roads didn’t stop a crowd of people from walking, chanting and singing in the annual Hopkinsville Martin Luther King Jr. Day march.
The march began at the Boys and Girls Club on Walnut Street and ended at Durrett Avenue Baptist Church, where the service hosted by the local branch of the NAACP was held. Several local students spoke, including Hopkinsville High School’s Jalen Johnson, who quoted Dr. King and said life is about treating those around you well.
Keynote Speaker Reverend C. R. Miller preached passionately about the work Dr. King accomplished in his life and about the work that is still left to be done. He urged everyone to keep moving forward and come together to achieve progress.
He says all people are the same color on the inside and those who want to do good in this world need to stick together.
The Christian County Public Schools Challenge was cancelled this year due to inclement weather, but the youngest marcher was a 4-year old name Kayton and the oldest march was 73-year old C. Johnson. Teachers, military service members, elected officials and more were recognized during the service.