- Associated Press - Monday, January 18, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Marchers joined by Black Lives Matter activists in Nashville braved frigid temperatures to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A parade began at the Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church, located near Tennessee State University.

WTVF-TV reports (https://bit.ly/23aI9XN ) that for the first time, Martin Luther King III participated in the event. He, along with Mayor Megan Barry, were joined by children and teenagers as they walked towards TSU in temperatures below 20 degrees.

Black Lives Matter activists gathered at the entrance of the school and lay in the street while marchers walked around them. Several were seen holding up banners and signs.

Once they arrived at TSU, a convocation honoring Dr. King and his ideals got underway. Barry spoke before the large crowd and discussed change and a positive future.


Information from: WTVF-TV, https://www.newschannel5.com

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