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2008/01/21

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered

Yes, the photos are a bit predictable, especially considering that there is such a small African-American population here in Gallup. However, it is the reality, it is what I witnessed at the event, and my editor told me he specifically wanted a parade image.


Led by members of the Gallup Fire Department's honor guard, participants walk along Montoya Boulevard on Monday to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Dr. E.L. Sanderson, of St. Paul's Church in Gallup, reads a passage Monday titled "The Inner Truth" before participants began their walk from the Multi-Cultural Center in Downtown Gallup to the Larry Mitchell Recreation Center to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day. The reading was part of an address by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4th, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City.

Yolanda Travers-Lemon bows her head in prayer Monday while standing in the cold with her son, Call Lemon, before the start of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day march from the Gallup Cultural Center to the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center.

Two year-old Call Lemon holds an American flag Monday as he waits to begin walking in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day commemorative march.
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