Updated: 01/20/2014 5:33 PM
Created: 01/20/2014 5:21 PM WDIO.com
By: Maarja Anderson
The wind may have been bitter, but those marching down Duluth's Lake Avenue said the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. kept them warm.
"Cold, cold, cold! [But it was] very fun, I got to walk with my classmates," said UWS student Terra Bristner.
From little marchers to more-seasoned ones, the community came together today to remember Dr. King and his work.
Students from Duluth East came out in full force, holding their signs high and sharing words of wisdom from Dr. King.
"'The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice,' and I think that's part of why we're here, is moving the arc of justice forward," explained Billy Menor, a student at Duluth East .
Once at the DECC, the support seemed to multiply. Organizer Claudie Washington said he's happy to see the whole community, the diverse community, out to remember MLK.
"We think that's what Dr. King would want us to be doing, coming together as a people and addressing the issues of social justice," said Washington.
This year, the rally connected the legacies of two leaders, from two different nations, with one goal of racial equality.
"Dr. King and Nelson Mandela changed the world through non-violence, compassion, and love," said speaker Jireh Mabamba.
Washington said in the future a rally every third Monday in January might not be needed, but until then there's still work to do to achieve all of Dr. King's aspirations.
"We can probably do it at home but right now we need to all come together and be reminded as a community," he said.
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