MLK Day March in Atlantic City Brings Community Together

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -

Many communities throughout South Jersey hosted a variety of events to celebrate Martin Luther King Day.

On the morning of Monday, January 15th, hundreds made their way to Atlantic City, braving the cold for the city's 41st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March.

The march began at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School Complex on Marmora Avenue and made its way to the Civil Rights Garden at Pacific Avenue and MLK Boulevard for a wreath-laying ceremony.

Officials say the march is just one of many ways the city is bringing the community together to honor the legacy of a great American hero.

"We have people here on the ground who are banding together across all lines to do good things and I think that's important, and that's inspiring and hopefully that will enable us in 2018 to move forward," said Kareem Shabazz, president of the NAACP Atlantic City Chapter.

Following the march, city officials and members of the community made their way to the Saint James AME Church for a special program to continue their remembrance of the Doctor King.

Read: Cooper Civic Leadership Award Created in Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


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