One their leaders, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. made a speech that has reverberated down through history.
King originally delivered it in Memphis, Tennessee, on the eve of his April 4, 1968, death. He said women, minorities, students against gun violence and members of the LGBTQ community have been inspired by King's nonviolent protests and have launched movements calling for "fairness, opportunity and justice".
"It's a way to show people that you can have friendships with different people of different backgrounds, different races, on all levels", said Damonte Steele, a 15-year-old sophomore at Pearl High School.
King found his calling as a civil rights activist in Boston and met his wife, Coretta Scott King, while studying there.
What: The African-American Council of a Christian Clergy of Central Florida, city of Orlando District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill and other community leaders wil gather at Tinker Field - the last place King spoke while in Orlando - to honor King's legacy and discuss the ongoing need for justice. "We hope these events help to put us on the path to finally fulfilling Dr. King's dream".
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"It makes me very sad because you know he came here to fight for the rights for us", he said. "I think and believe that when Dr. King died something died in America and something died in all of us".
What: Mayor Buddy Dyer, city of Orlando commissioners and Orlando's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Their march, which started on Highway 61 near Dundee, Mississippi, is 50 miles long - one for each year since King was killed.
"(King's) message of non-violence is especially necessary in light of his own assassination, and our nation's current crisis of mass shootings", Civil Rights Department administrative clerk Renee Frederick said. In addition, The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.