NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Connecticut and the nation are marking what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King’s 89th birthday Thursday.
In New Haven, dozens took part in the “Love March,” commemorating Dr. King’s vision for a more just, non-violent society. Civil rights activist say the importance of Dr. King’s message is as strong as ever.
“It’s important, Dr. King’s vision that we have community, equal housing, the same gift from our country from our state,” said Rev. Curtis Jenkins.
The Love March has taken place in New Haven for more than 40 years. The federal holiday commemorating the life of Dr. King is on Monday.