Photos: Martin Luther King Day Marade at Denver's City Park, January 17, 2011
On a comfortably brisk morning in City Park, thousands of people gathered to march in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We asked a few marchers of how to keep King's spirit and message alive in 2011, 43 years after his death.
Ashley McKinney (far left), 15 "We need to keep marching, help our city, and just believe."
Kailee Morton, Miss Evergreen Rodeo, 17 "Coming together in big groups of celebration will keep his message alive," says Morton.
Curtis Carter, 40 "We need to do more than this one day of coming together. We need to raise awareness and constantly talk about Martin Luther King's legacy," says Carter.
Taona Hamnons (right), 18 "Inspire."
Zim Zimmerman (left), 40 "We'll keep his message alive by educating our youth. They are the future," says Zimmerman.
Daniel Weinshenker, 39 "I'm glad to see that people are getting out and raising awareness. People realize that this isn't just a day off, it's a day on."
Maurice Ka (on right), 27 "The U.S. has become such a tense place. We have forgotten his principles. By working together, we will be able to return and follow his words," says Ka.
Eric Herbst (far right), 26 "Discipline, compassion, wisdom, integrity, and humility," says Herbst.
Thomas Huntsman, 23 "We've got to embrace the progress that has been made, as well as transparency."
Shawn Hendrickson (on left), 28 "This is democracy in action. People have to play to play."
Javier San Andres, 20 "A community must have unity in order to keep his vision alive."
Robert Campbell, 66 "Dr. King would be pleased, but he also wouldn't be surprised to see how much work we've still got to do," says Campbell, who wears a shirt that states, "racism is an illness."
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