Thousands March in Sacramento to Honor MLK

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SACRAMENTO--

"I have a dream."

Those four words helped change the course of a nation more than 50 years ago.

Thousands marched through Sacramento Monday morning, despite the rain, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A group began at the Oak Park Community Center and continued to Sacramento City College, where thousands more people. The march ultimately ended at the convention center.

Organizers say the two-hour march gave everyone a chance to talk.

"When you walk, you talk, and when you talk, you begin to understand another person and when you think about Black Lives Matter, white lives matter, all lives matter when you get to know them, when you get a chance talk and walk with them," organizer Sam Starks said. "Things happen wonderful things happen."

Marchers were encouraged to come up with one good thing they can do over the next year to improve their lives and the community around them.

"One think I can do is ... we often focus on the negative as an African-American male. That is something I don't have to necessarily assimilate to. I don't have to assimilate to that lifestyle of negativity, I can be an example of positivity," marcher Johnathan Griggs said.

For those that didn't march, they can still make that pledge at MLK365.com.

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