Locals honor MLK at annual downtown parade
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Marching down 4th Street, thousands of people honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., especially the school kids.
"The connection between 'I Have a Dream' and Martin Luther King was something I wanted my kids to see to experience," mom Kelli Davis,said. She's one of many families who took their children to watch the 31st annual parade for the first time. It's a chance to teach them about MLK's legacy.
"He was the one who sacrificed so much for us to be here to be able to experience this," Davis said.
It was 50 years ago, MLK asked the nation to dream big when he talked about racial equality for all.
"He fought the rights for everyone to be equal for our race," student Khaliya Asher said.
MLK's fight for civil rights is one reason kids across the country are free to live their dreams. At the parade, students wore sashes that read - lawyer, doctor and firefighter. It's what they want for their future.
"These kids are our future. If they don't know what to do, we're in trouble," elementary school teacher Robert Jameson said. "So we have a bright future ahead of us for sure."
"People fought and died for them to be able to have the freedoms they have," father Ty Asher said. "Everybody needs to understand that, even generations coming up."