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Hundreds March in Santa Barbara MLK Day Event

Hundreds came out for a morning march in Santa Barbara to remember the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. They gathered in De la Guerra Plaza and marched to the Arlington Theater for music and speeches.

“It means so much because I have the spirit of my ancestors in my heart. Dr. King is an ancestor now,” said Sharon Robinson who was carrying a poster of King in the march. She said people need to work together on inequalities in order to create equalities in America.

Rev. Douglas Miller walked into the Arlington and said, “I was in the 20th anniversary march in Washington D.C. I have been thrilled to be part of his legacy and once spoke in his church. We’re moving ahead, but the dream is still a dream, for many people it still lies shattered.”

Jada Delaney sees it differently in various areas of the country. “Definitely, there’s a lot more to happen and I believe that is being created with movements like this but there’s a lot more to go.” She has lived in San Francisco, Ohio and Santa Barbara and says she feels safe in her home now, but that isn’t always the case elsewhere.

Many political, and social leaders were involved in the march along with children who were out of school and taking part in poetry readings and songs to remember the life of King.


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