Residents celebrate the memory and legacy of Dr. King

Charlotte Guedry
Kathe' Hambrick-Jackson and fellow attendees gathered for the event.

Residents were out in high numbers across the parish as they celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

From Donaldsonville to Darrow to Gonzales, the parish was full of events to mark the celebration. Marchers took to the streets, dancers danced in rememberance, and speeches rang out with memories of Dr. King.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a preacher who is perhaps best known for his role in the advancement of the American Civil Rights Movement. He is the youngest person to have ever received a Nobel Peace Prize, and fought against poverty throughout the United States. His 'I Have a Dream' speech is still remembered as one of the most thought provoking speeches on equality by many historians.

King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, and had he lived, would have been 82 on Jan. 15..

The event had a great turnout.