ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A St. Louis committee sponsored their annual downtown march on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday to honor his hard-fought battle for civil right.
This year’s march also celebrated the second term inauguration of President Barack Obama.
The events, organized by the St. Louis Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Committee, started with a Civic Ceremony held at the Old Court House Rotunda at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., there was a Celebration Inaugural March to Powell Symphony Hall. To round out the event, an Interfaith Celebration was held at Powell.
The events featured comments from Mayor Francis Slay as well as other local and state elected officials. This year’s keynote speaker was Rev. Earl Nance Jr.
The St. Louis event is one of the oldest and second largest King Day celebrations in the country.