The MLK Jr. Day caravan traveled via Del Paso Heights, Meadowview, Oak Park and ended up at Sacramento State College.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Right this moment is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal vacation that felt and seemed very completely different in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
Right here in Sacramento, the annual “Reclaim MLK Day” march was modified to a caravan to take care of social distancing. The NAACP, Black Lives Matter, and lots of who merely help equality walked a few of Sacramento’s historic streets.
On the head was a bus just like the one which took out activist Rosa Parks in 1955. Driver Ricky Echols stated it was a particular second for him.
“It is laborious to elucidate, however whenever you get right here you may really feel one thing,” Echols stated.
The caravan handed via Del Paso Heights, Meadowview, Oak Park and ended at Sacramento State College. Black Lives Matter – Sacramento President Tanya Faison stated the state of Sacramento is a historic place the place Dr. King spoke in 1967 previous to his assassination.
“2020 was horrible and that’s the reason we wished to ensure we had been right here in neighborhood with one another as a result of now we have not been in neighborhood,” Faison stated.
The caravan introduced greater than 100 autos to the state of Sacramento. It was the primary time that Harsimran Kaur participated in Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As a Sikh lady, she wished to take part in solidarity with the black neighborhood.
“Many individuals within the Sikh neighborhood have related experiences and might really feel empathy,” Kaur stated.
Greater than 50 years have handed since King was assassinated. On today, lots of those that joined the caravan stated that it’s not nearly honoring their previous, however about persevering with their combat into the long run.
“It is principally a reminder that now we have lots to combat for and that’s the reason we’re right here,” Faison stated.
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