Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated across southern Colorado on Monday.
Colorado College hosted its annual All People’s Breakfast Monday morning at the El Pomar Sports Center. It started with a big meal shared together, followed by a march to Acacia Park. Hundreds of people gathered to honor and remember the legacy of Dr. King.
Some in attendance said many of the principles he stood for are now being forgotten.
“It seems as though any progress on the principles that he was advocating are meeting with a lot of resistance, shall we say, and perhaps any progress is either invisible or slowed down,” Steve Milligan with Springs Mountain Sangha said. “And so we feel it’s important to take a stand for these principles and to look at ways in which we can manifest them in our lives, both political and personal.”
Martin Luther King Jr. Day events at Colorado College continued Monday evening with a performance by the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble.