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Martin Luther King Junior Day

His dream before his death in 1968 -- was to see equality for all races in the United States..

Today is the *federal holiday* -- honoring Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior.
During the 1950's and 60's he led the modern civil rights movement organizing nonviolent marches and protests to fully integrate lunch counters and public transportation.
   
He also worked to register black voters in the deep south.
Today's leaders say there is still more work to be done.

50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act - hundreds of Floridians of all ages marched to the state capitol. Say many of the things Doctor Martin Luther King Junior have fought for have yet to be achieved.

"He was more so about unity and I love that message because that's what God would have us to do."

Five decades since thousands marched on Washington to listen to Doctor King's message, people now remember his legacy through worship.
 
"I loved it because he was a part of our history, African-American history."
"Dr. Martin Luther King Junior lived a life marked by courage, conviction and dedication to justice."

A memorial honors those who fought in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. Today's Civil Rights leaders say there is still more work to be done over at the Florida Capitol.

"The Florida State conference, NAACP along with all its branches, especially this here in Tallahassee are currently putting together a battle strategy to fight against this administration and their continued attempt to hold back Florida's goods from Floridians in need."

NAACP's Dale Landry says there has been a push in Florida to silent minorities. This includes what many say is voter suppression.

 "Vote." "And why?" "So we can help change the direction that Florida's going, turn it back around."

The NAACP says this election will deliver a message that change will come.