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Residents Remember MLK in Annual March

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Area residents came out to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in an annual march.

"Tonight I came out to honor Dr. Martin Luther King," said Binghamton resident Hassen Reid.

"A very honorable man. He had a great history with our people."

Despite the frigid air and freezing temperatures, over 30 people gathered at the Martin Luther King Promenade on Water Street to walk and remember the civil rights leader.

The procession concluded at Salvation Temple Church on Main Street where several speakers, including Mayor David and Debbie Preston spoke on the significance of Dr. King's work and on the current state of race relations in America.

"The message of Dr. King and many of our other civil rights leaders through the past decades have been lost," said Binghamton resident Bobby Black.

"I think it's very important to re-energize their messages, to revitalize their messages."