Boise celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

kjones@idahostatesman.comJanuary 21, 2014 

BOISE — Hundreds of people marched, above, from Boise State’s Student Union Building to the Capitol in an annual pilgrimage honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Day. The first march was in 1989; it became part of a human rights program in 1990, the same year Idaho recognized the day as a state holiday.

Gretchen Herron brought her 7-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter. “This is a wonderful thing that makes Idaho a better place,” she said. “Supporting a cross-cultural community — and acknowledging we have more work to do for equality.”

Megan Robbins, 10, and fifth-graders from Garfield Elementary School perform a Zimbabwean song called “Botendere,” which is a song to the older generation saying, “See what we can do,” explained music director Teresa Colebrook.

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