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HARRISBURG — Sixty years after Dr. Martin Luther King led tens of thousands of people to protest freedom and equality in Washington D.C., dozens of Harrisburg’s youngest and brightest minds followed in his footsteps and marched to the building which shares Dr. King’s namesake.
Students from St. Stephen’s Episcopal School marched in unison on Monday, August 28, carrying signs supporting social justice and singing songs. They walked from their school on Front Street to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. City Government Center, on the anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech from 1963.
Monday was St. Stephens’ first day of school, and students created cardboard signs promoting “LOVE,” “DIVERSITY”, “BLACK LIVES MATTER,” “JOBS,” “END GUN VIOLENCE,” and other areas of social importance. When students arrived at the MLK City Government Center, third grade teacher JoAnn Baldwin educated the students on the importance of Dr. King’s speech and the march as a whole.