ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Each year on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day the street fills with chants for the pursuit of freedom and justice.
But this year, Old Man Winter sent the march inside with a group taking to the skyways of downtown Rochester.
"Every year we come here and it's the right thing," said marcher Kay Anderson. "To stand up for justice, social justice and stand for equality for all."
Armed with posters, banners and T-shirts the group spread Dr. King's message and hopes momentum from his movement many years ago continues today.
Kids are realizing without the path Dr. King paved their life would be a very different and a more bleak picture.
"If there's no justice, liberty, and unity there would be no fairness. Segregation might still be going on then I can't go to the school I go to."
Just take a look back 24 years and you'd find that in Rochester diversity was hard to come by.
"When I first came here there were about 10 African American families," said marcher Crystal Smith. "We were limited... job... housing."
But now on this holiday there's optimism and hope for the future as one mom explains it to her children.
"In order for them to be useful to anyone they have to know who they are, and in order for them to know who they are they have to understand that they weren't born as a mistake and so they should know that being black is something they have to be proud of," said marcher Rekhet Si-Asar.
As the pursuit for civil rights and equality for all continues well into the 21st century.
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