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By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 

Marching for Martin Luther King Jr.


January 23, 2020

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Participants join in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD - In his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable web of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly."

This quote was the theme of Springfield's 22nd Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. The event started with a march from the Justice Center to Springfield High School (SHS), where the program and student contest took place.

"We all have a role to play to interrupt injustice," SHS Principal José da Silva said. "What...

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