The procession began about noon on Monday outside of St. Paul AME Church on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, a church where King spoke during the civil rights movement. As people walked to the Plaza de la Constitución, they sang “This Little Light of Mine” and “We Shall Overcome.” In the Plaza, groups gathered for presentations in honor of King. Close to 200 people attended.
While the procession is held in honor of King annually on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, people also spoke of another civil rights leader, Dr. Robert Hayling. Hayling was a leader of the local movement and worked with King and others to bring about change. Hayling died in December.