March held to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

The march began at the Nueces County Courthouse and continued along Lipan Street. The event was put on by the Corpus Christi chapter of the Delta Sigma Thera sorority.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - All across the country the third Monday in January people paused to remember and honor, the civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In the Coastal Bend, a number of people showed up to march through the streets in downtown Corpus Christi. 

"This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine."

Marching side by side hundreds of residents took the streets. People of all backgrounds, race, and religion joined together as one voice on a day we celebrate Dr. King's birthday and all he stood for in life. 

"I really believe in united we stand divided we fall."

The march started at the Nueces County Courthouse before making its way down Lipan Street.

Along the journey down the march, Margie Moore brought her grandson Jeremiah to take part in the event. 

"When I talk to him I talk to him and let him know, what it is, having that love for each other, make sure they are equal in every way," Moore said.

The march now in its 32nd year is put on by the Corpus Christi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. 

A walk in action to not only remember Dr. King's legacy of freedom and equality but to also stay vigilant.

"Today is important to memorialize Dr. King. today would have been his 89th birthday, he was the catalyst for the change we've enjoyed, despite his dream not being realized we none the less are making great end roads, and this is one such way we are doing it," said Matt Manning, assistant District Attorney. 

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