Martin Luther King Jr. rally acknowledges a special day in front the the State Capitol

Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 11:07 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was recognized in front of the state capital steps on Monday as crowds gathered and acknowledged the civil rights leader and the newest state proclamation.

“You would not have seen this level of diversity marching together for any reason, let alone for equality of rights. And to have me stand and be able to honor Dr. King in front of this diverse field is just absolutely incredible. It means the world,” said CMSgt. Sylvestris Hlongwane, Command Chief, 90th Missile Wing.

Folks gathered to hear speakers today to commemorate MLK day and his work to bring equality and the work this film needs to be done.

State lawmakers were an attendant, as well as military heads, state civil rights advocates and religious leaders.

“I am so happy that we didn’t stop, we didn’t quit, that we continued to march and that we did it today,” said Rita Watson, Love & Charity. MLK Rally Organizer.

“The significance of the proclamation is that the governor himself being here, and to sign it in front of all these people and to signify that Martin Luther King was a very special man and that he fought for all, not just black Americans but for every American,” said Mercedes Brooks- Hunt, POC- MLK march & rally organizer.

Martin Luther King Jr. day was signed into federal law in 1983 by Republican President Ronald Reagan.