In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., people gathered at Union Day School in West Chester this afternoon and marched about a half-mile south to West Chester Presbyterian Church.
The March for Unity in Our Community was held to represent what those who marched for civil rights experienced, march organizer Gail Webster said.
While at the church, those who marched were given a free lunch donated by area restaurants.
Similar marches took place throughout the region Monday including one that involved roughly 800 people in Downtown Cincinnati. That march started from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and ended at Fountain Square.
- Hundreds march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. (Downtown Cincinnati)
- Quiz: Martin Luther King Jr.
- Video: Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech
- The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial
- Read about the Civil Rights Movement
Tonight in Liberty Township, The Live the Dream: Our Declaration of Unity program will take place at the Cornerstone United Methodist Church.
The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Brian Brown, who is the district superintendent for the Ohio River Valley District of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Refreshments will follow the program.
Cincinnati Enquirer’s Michael E. Keating provided photos of the March for Unity in Our Community.