It’s been over 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. demanded justice and equal rights in his famous, "I have a dream," speech. This morning, Idahoans are keeping his dream alive.
Boise State’s annual "Day of Greatness March," will mark the holiday by marching from Capitol Boulevard to the Statehouse steps. This commemorates the legacy of the civil rights movement in America and Dr. King’s place in that legacy.
Once the march reaches the Capitol building, there will be four speakers, including Boise State’s student body president and the director of student diversity. Their speeches are expected to cover not just race but the importance of respecting cultural and religious diversity.
If you’re interested in taking part in the march, meet in the Jordan ballroom at the Boise State Student Union building. Materials will be provided to create posters before the march.
After the rally, the Idaho Human Rights Commission will host an event in the Capitol Rotunda. That kicks off at noon.