Events began early Monday morning in Lexington with the annual Unity Breakfast then came the Freedom March Downtown.
Thousands came out for the march which started at Heritage Hall, went down to Rose Street and ended back at Heritage Hall.
Many walkers said MLK’s dream has not been fulfilled but with every step of the march, the city moves in the right direction.
“Dr. King operated on faith and if he was able to operate on faith back in those days, when you stand up meant to put your life at stake, surely we can operate on faith today,” said P.G. Peeples, president and CEO of the Urban League of Lexington.
“I think Martin Luther King would be the first to say that we always have work to do and yet this is a celebration of that spirit a remarkable spirit,” said Jim Gray, mayor of Lexington.