ENTERPRISE, Ala.( WDHN) — In Enterprise, the community gathered to remember Martin Luther King Jr’s fight for equality.
The main theme was to keep the dream alive as justice shall prevail.
“I have four (children), and they have this dream,” Myra Aponte said.
Aponte was one of the organizers of the remembrance event held in Enterprise. She and other organizers said it’s important for community members to know that the Wiregrass Hispanic Latino Outreach group stands together as one with people of every race to continue MLK’s fight, a fight Dorthy Richardson witnessed firsthand as a freshman at Alabama State University.
“I thought that we would have, by this time, made a difference and living up to his dreams and what he advocated but here lately especially seems like we are taking a step backwards as a whole, but some of us are still marching,” Richardson said.
The influence and impact of MLK is cross-generational, with even the youngest in attendance expressing their own dream for the future.
“My dream is to see people be treated equally and to stop racism and for people to be, go places and be where they want to be and just be equal,” said Armonte Crenshaw, who was a praise dancer at the event.
Other event organizers echoed the same sentiment quoting Martin Luther King Jr.’s I have a dream speech.