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Southern students march for King's birthday

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on Jan. 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Wednesday, his life and legacy were honored in Shreveport.

Students from Southern University Shreveport held a march and vigil to remember King. The march went around Southern's campus and ended at a statue of King. Students say they want to keep King's legacy alive and growing for the future's sake.

"If we forget the past, we'll repeat history," Emmanuel Sims, SGA president, said. "Mr. King, he fought for our rights as African Americans and minorities. It's important that we keep remembering his dream and keep striving to achieve his dream."

Monday is MLK Day and the Krewe of Harambee will celebrate it through their Mardi Gras parade.

 

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