BATON ROUGE, La. (BR Proud News) – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday is often a time for reflection and a renewed push for equity and justice. Now, young people are finding different ways to honor the late Civil Rights activist.
Monday, people packed Millennial Park, taking part in what many call a piece of Doctor King’s dream.
“Martin Luther King, he was an honorable man because of his peaceful protest” said Camren Linson.
The late Civil Rights activist’s life and legacy were honored with a celebration including music, food and much more.
“It’s different from your typical Martin Luther King celebration. We wanted to give something back to the urban culture, something with a little bit of flavor that incorporated business, entertainment fun and networking. Organizer, Allison Sanders.
For the young people that gathered, coming together was the perfect way to celebrate a man they say still means so much to so many.
“I love the upbeat celebration just because it’s his birthday. You know, it’s not nothing sad. We’re not celebrating a sad thing. We’re celebrating his life and celebrating his legacy” said Breyonna Grant.
Although the music kept the crowd grooving in the midst of it all, a message.
“Dr. King once said, life’s most persistent and urgent thing is what are you doing for others” said Sanders