‘Equality and justice for all’ – Yuma honors Martin Luther King Jr.

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – The Yuma community walks together for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The walk began this morning at the Union Baptist Church on 8th Avenue and ended at the MLK Center on 3rd Street and 13th Avenue.

This year’s theme was “equality and justice for all.”

Among those who participated were new YPD Chief Thomas Garrity, County Supervisor Lynne Pancrazi, and former State Representative Charlene Fernandez.

Also in attendance was Yuma City Councilman Mike Shelton, who was especially happy to see so many young Yumans in the walk.

“They need to be part of history every year, those who don’t remember history are doomed to repeat it,” Shelton said.

Yuma community walks for MLK day

Branch President of the NAACP Elanor Sayles thanked everyone for their attendance and hopes even more Yuma youth shows up next year.

“We’re trying to line these streets up for kids, to get them to participate,” Sayles said.

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