Updated: 4:16 p.m. Monday, April 09, 2018 | Posted: 3:18 p.m. Monday, April 09, 2018
Fifty years ago on Monday, the body of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was carried past the State Capitol while thousands grieved his death. But it was the spirit of Dr. King that prevailed in those same precincts on Monday — and there was both joy and resolve in the air.
The March for Humanity, which retraced part of King’s funeral procession 50 years ago to the day, attracted more than 2,000 people on a cool and cloudy Monday.
Marcher Sue Ross was a senior in high school when King was killed. Ross was friends with Yolanda, the Kings’ older daughter, and her brother had gone to school with Martin III since nursery school. The Ross family marched in the procession in 1968, and Ross marched again on Monday.