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St. Louis Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Hundreds of people marched in downtown St. Louis to remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But it was especially significant for marchers on Monday because of the Presidential Inauguration.

They packed the streets of downtown St. Louis for the 44th Annual March to honor Dr. King. For those who weathered 20 degree temperatures it was day of great historic significance with the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Marchers like Anthony Bell and Ranesha Cunningham say it’s a day they will never forget.

“It`s a very significant day we have the inauguration on the same day. It`s a victorious day for blacks in America right now, some great things are happening on this day,” said Bell.

“To live up to what a lot of people died for like going out to vote especially for African-Americans no matter who you vote for you should get out there and vote,” said Cunningham.

The march started downtown at the Old Court House, it went for miles and ended at Powell Symphony Hall.  There were also religious ceremonies to end the day.