Residents Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Around the Capital City

Residents Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Around the Capital City
Posted at 6:08 PM, Jan 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-16 14:00:09-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -Today the nation honors the late Martin Luther King Jr.

Many in the Capital City are remembering the civil rights activist by engaging in conversation about human relations.

Monday, the NAACP hosted the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Walk Monday morning.

The event began at C.K. Steele Plaza in Tallahassee and ended at Cascades Park.

A custom wrapped StarMetro bus commemorating the 60th anniversary for the Tallahassee Bus Boycott was on standby to transport those who couldn't make the journey on foot.

The walk was followed by a program at the Capital City Amphitheater to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Also in full swing is the 5th Annual MLK "Dare to Dream" festival at Cascades Park, featuring live music, vendors, theatrical performances, dancing and historical exhibits by the FAMU Meek-Eaton Black Archives and the Riley House.

Also held Monday was the City of Tallahassee's 20th annual Day of Dialogue.

The annual observance is Mayor Andrew Gillum's initiative on culture and human relations.

It provides a forum to experience the diverse views and cultures of the Tallahassee community.