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Thousands March To Remember Legacy Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio
 

Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

Thousands marched Monday for the Doctor Martin Luther King Junior holiday in Sacramento.

It was the 35th Annual March for the Dream.

Some walked in remembrance of King’s legacy, while others demonstrated for causes in his name. Protesters held signs for higher minimum wage, immigrant rights, healthcare and a stop to racial profiling.

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Jamilla Baker said she was walking for peace and unity, while demonstrators chanted over a megaphone for an end to police violence.

"It validates the need for community," says Baker. "It also keeps his dream alive to be honest. And that we have a lot more to do.

The six-mile march started at Sacramento Community College, went around the Capitol, and ended at the Convention Center.

There, booths to register voters and sign up volunteers for non-profit efforts stood side-by-side with companies publicizing their products.

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Visitors could board a segregated bus to learn about the civil rights movement, or spin a wheel to try and win a McDonald’s happy meal.