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Tulsans honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with peaceful march ending in interfaith ceremony

Posted: 9:52 PM, Jan 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-20 23:09:29-05
Tulsans honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with peaceful march

TULSA, Okla. —
For the 35th year now, Tulsans marched hand in hand to the Boston United Methodist Church to show appreciation for Dr. King through unity and solidarity.

The Martin Luther King Commemoration Society looks to replicate civil rights era marches on this weekend every year, with the goal of looking back on the difference Dr. King made and where there's still room to grow.

"You feel proud to be an American. You feel proud that the country has come as far as it has. It shoulder be further. When I look back at things that he talked about in 1963, some of those things are still relevant today," President Pleas Thompson said.

Policy makers and law enforcement also joined the faith walk, saying during times of division it's important to find common ground.

"All too often it gets overshadowed, things like this where people actually come together in unity and with the same belief that we can live together in peace or at least try our best to do so," Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado said.

The march ended with an interfaith service where people of all beliefs could celebrate the holiday together.

"This day brings people of different faiths together. His dream was that black kids, white kids, people from different colors and faiths from all over the world would come together. To do this in his honor is significant," state senator Kevin Matthews said.

Tulsa hosts one of the country's largest Martin Luther King parades on Monday.

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