Yuma residents come together for MLK march

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Yuma residents come together for MLK march

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YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) – Martin Luther King, Jr., Day was honored Sunday morning as residents of Yuma joined the local NAACP in honoring King with a March through town.

13 On Your Side was at the march as hundreds of people joined in on the parade—carrying banners, holding hands and singing hymns.

It was a symbol of what King's mission was: unity and equality for all under the umbrella of civil rights and liberties.

The words of Martin Luther King's iconic speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963 still rang in the hearts of Yumans.

This year's theme is women on the front line.

Federal public defender Brenda Sandoval talked about how influential Martin Luther King was in bringing equality to all who face discrimination.

Sandoval says King's teachings and the struggles she faced growing up are what inspired her to enter the law profession.

King was shot and killed on August 4, 1968.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was made an official national holiday in 1983 and has been observed in all 50 states since 2000.

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