It was followed by a celebration of his life, including essays, poetry and art from Springfield students. Local high school musical groups also performed.
Organizers say it’s a great way to remember the life and legacy of MLK, Jr.
“The reason we march was sort of to be a reenactment of the marches that Dr. Martin Luther King led, sort of an acknowledgement I think of the great things that have happened but also an acknowledgement of the things that still need to happen,” said Jonathan Light, Springfield School Board Chair.
The 15th annual MLK celebration is organized by the Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect and the City of Springfield.