Annual MLK Day March travels from Dickson Street to UA campus

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The annual MLK Day March heads west on Dickson Street towards the University of Arkansas campus for the traditional noon vigil.

A large group gathered shortly after 11:00 a.m. Monday morning in the Walton Arts Center parking lot for the annual MLK Day March.

The event, sponsored by the NWA Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee and the City of Fayetteville, included the presentation of the city’s Brotherhood Award by City Attorney Kit Williams.

This year’s award went to Fayetteville Fire Department Battalion Chief Mauro Campos.

The ceremony also included an invocation by Minister Angela Monts, a march declaration by UA athletic director Jeff Long, and a song led by Mrs. Beverly Keowns.

Following the ceremony, participants marched from Dickson Street to the Verizon Ballroom in the University of Arkansas Union for the traditional noon vigil sponsored by the university’s Associated Student Government and the Black Students Association.