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Students Complete 50 Mile 'March To Memphis' In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

April 4, 2018
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By Kayla Jardine/Joe Cingrana

These teens have completed their march of 50 miles from Dundee, Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination.

The six students (JaQuon Ohara, Damonte' Steele, Cameron Allison, Davonta Pate and Raphael Williams, and Benjamin Rutledge), all ranging from 14 to 19-years-old, are committed to remembering the civil rights leader who was killed on April 4th, 1968 outside of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis.

"It has been impressive how the students have clarified their appreciation for Dr. King and the courageous leader he has been," Ron Forseth, one of the marchers tells Radio.com. "They repeatedly speak of his bravery and how he helped expand their freedoms.

"They are so grateful for Dr. King."

While accompanied by police escorts, the teens discussed Dr. King’s legacy and how their generation plans to continue his message.

The teens also made t-shirts for the occasion and held signs that read March to Memphis.

Despite some sore ankles and tired feet, these kids marched on for what they believe in.

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