Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was honored in Amarillo today as hundreds of people gathered to march.
For Amarillo NAACP President Floyd Anthony, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day should be about his many accomplishments, like bringing people together and fighting for what is right.
“Dr. King did great things for this country and I think we should honor him and pay tribute to him on his day of celebration,” said Anthony.
The sight of seeing so many come together this morning was special for Anthony, especially seeing young children ready to march.
“We want the young people to feel that they are taking a part in history again by participating in the march, and listening to people talk about the good Dr. King did and what he stood for,” said Anthony.
Bill Glover helped plan the MLK parade and said it is a good way to bring the community together to honor Dr. King, but also continue to share his message.
“He fought and he died for equality and justice for all, and he did it without succumbing to violence. That is a level of strength, a level of integrity that has rarely been seen in history. This is an amazing man, an amazing legacy so today we are here to remember that but also to take those lessons forward,” said Glover.
Anthony told us even if you could not be out at the march, today is a day for you to spread kindness by helping someone else out.
Following the march, Reverend Nell Newton gave the keynote address followed by musical performances and an induction into the NAACP for new members.