Marching to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy

Wednesday afternoon the Greater Lafayette community is invited to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's legacy.

Posted: Apr 4, 2018 1:27 PM
Updated: Apr 4, 2018 2:00 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Wednesday afternoon the Greater Lafayette community is invited to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy. 50 years ago on April 4, the civil rights activist was assassinated on the balcony of a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Tippecanoe County Public Library is hosting the "MLK 50 Sidewalk March" in his memory. The march will start on 18th street at the Hanna Center at 4:30 p.m. and end at the Library. It's a 1.6 mile march and they plan to walk even if it rains so dress accordingly.

The walk will be followed by a program with activities in the library meeting room. This will also be a time for people to share their memory of Dr. King and their hopes for continued harmony in Tippecanoe County.

"This sounds very simplistic, I want them to learn that we all like each other," said Tippecanoe County Public Library Communications coordinator Marina Neal. "That's what he was all about. Dr. King wanted us all to like each other and respect each other so this is a chance to do that."

At 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday one Lafayette pastor will lead a prayer and a moment of silence. Around this time at Central Presbyterian has agreed to ring its bell 50 times.

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