Dozens gathered for a walk in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday in Scranton.
A police escort led the walkers through downtown Scranton.
“Dr. King did so much for equality and just for everyone in general. He had a spirituality about himself like no other. He believed in the correct things to do and if we could just follow what Dr. King’s teachings were, we would be a wonderful group of people,” said Anita Glover of Scranton.
The walk began at the United Neighborhood Centers on Olive Street and ended on Courthouse Square where several speakers took the podium, urging people to continue Dr. King’s legacy for equality and justice for all.
“It’s a good time in the cold of winter to be a little bit warmed up by his memory and his legacy and his great example,” said Senator Robert Casey.
After the speeches came the music at an interfaith service at the Salvation Apostolic Temple on North Main Avenue in the city.
“You know, that’s what Dr. King was all about, getting together, getting rid of racism, trying to make things better, and we’re trying to get to the top of the mountain,” said Charlotte Ledbetter, a church member.
“If you conquer your dreams, like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., you can conquer the world,” said Sarah Sits of Scranton.