Freedom Marchers Celebrate MLK Day

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SCRANTON -- Marchers gathered together to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. in Scranton on Monday.

Folks braved the cold to take part in the march on the day we remember the civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr.

The march began around 5 p.m. Monday night outside The United Neighborhood Progressive Center on Olive Street in Scranton.

The freedom march ended at the Lackawanna County Courthouse for a ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Folks in the area planned to celebrate the life and legacy of the preacher turned peaceful activist who was assassinated nearly 46 years ago.

At the ceremony, people spoke to the crowd about equality, human rights, and respect for their fellow-men, just like Dr. King preached all those years ago.

Newswatch 16's Jim Hamill caught up with the march along its route from N. Washington Ave. just after 5 p.m. Monday evening.

During the march, people carried signs and chanted/sang together.

In the cold January day,  marchers kept moving to keep King's legacy alive.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events took place throughout our area on Monday.