Hundreds march in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Hundreds marched through downtown Cincinnati in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The civil rights leader died more than 50 years ago but his legacy continues to inspire younger generations.

"It is a celebration, I mean this is the man that got us our rights, it's a celebration, he deserves this day," says Vernisha Finch.

"It's nice to see all these people come together on one day even though it's cold outside, we're all here and we're ready to walk," says Ashley Dobbs, a student at Xavier University.

Organized by the Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition of Greater Cincinnati, the MLK Celebration is an annual tradition that takes marchers from the Freedom Center to Fountain Square to end up at Music Hall.

MLK Jr. Coalition President Edith Thrower thanked everyone for making the day more than just time off from work or school.

"Don't just talk the talk, walk the walk. Be the change, live the freedom," says Thrower.

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