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Puebloans march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It's an annual tradition in preparation for the MLK holiday
Puebloans march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted at 4:33 PM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 19:24:41-05

PUEBLO — With Martin Luther King Jr. Day just around the corner, a group in Pueblo doesn’t need to wait until then to keep spreading his message.

The message is not a new one.

“Folks it is 53 years after Dr. King’s death,” said Ray Brown, President of the Pueblo Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday commission.

But the message is still a relevant one.

“We have to come back as a people and advance,” Brown said. Pueblo’s annual march in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is just that--an opportunity to remember, to learn

“When you forget your history, you’re doomed to repeat the mistakes you made before,” Brown said.

It’s a chance to reflect.

“Be respectful of your neighbors as you would want to be respected,” said Roxana Mack, President of the Pueblo NAACP chapter.

--To reflect on our discourse

“Sometimes I think this social media kind of thing has just divided us, because we’re not face to face anymore,” Mack said.

It’s a time to get together and decide, how do we keep moving forward?

“I think our biggest mistake right now is, we don’t come together as a people, as an entire people--everyone in the United States--to do the things we need to do to grow the nation forward as opposed to pulling back and putting up your guards again,” Brown said.

The message is not a new one.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Brown said.

But that doesn’t mean it still doesn’t hold just as important a role as it did all those years back.

“You have to continue fighting the good fight,” he said.

Among the speakers today at Saturday’s march were several NAACP leaders, religious leaders, community members who came out to support, and even Pueblo’s police chief.