Marching for equality in Frankfort

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Students from Fayette County school district, Franklin County school district, Frankfort Independent school district, Jefferson County school district, Covington Independent school district, Newport Independent school district and others held signs for equality as they marched in Frankfort on a chilly, but sunny morning. They were part of the thousands that gathered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a civil rights march.

The original march, led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and baseball great Jackie Robinson, was a call for civil rights. Teachers and parents brought their students and children to the march to be a part of history and to hear from those who marched 50 years ago.

EJ Washington, a 1st-grade student at Sandersville Elementary School (Fayette County), marched with his dad and sister during the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort to the capitol steps.
EJ Washington, a 1st-grade student at Sandersville Elementary School (Fayette County), marched with his dad and sister during the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort to the capitol steps.
Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
Vincent Adams, a Fayette County 6th-grade student in the Black Males Working program, laughed with friends while waiting for the speakers to begin during the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort to the capitol steps. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
Vincent Adams, a Fayette County 6th-grade student in the Black Males Working program, laughed with friends while waiting for the speakers to begin during the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort to the capitol steps.
Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
Shelby County resident Pat Greer worked a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. puppet before walking down Capitol Ave. for the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort. King and baseball legend Jackie Robinson were among the original marchers. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
Shelby County resident Pat Greer worked a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. puppet before walking down Capitol Ave. for the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort. King and baseball legend Jackie Robinson were among the original marchers.
Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
Second Street Elementary School (Frankfort Independent) 6th-grade students Serenity Bailey, Brookelyn Blankenship and Kiani Tatum holds signs in front of the Capitol during the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
Second Street Elementary School (Frankfort Independent) 6th-grade students Serenity Bailey, Brookelyn Blankenship and Kiani Tatum holds signs hold signs for a local youth center. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
Elijah Thompson, a 2nd-grade student at Westridge Elementary School (Franklin), and his dad Josh Thompson looks over the crowd of a few thousand during the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort to the capitol steps. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
Elijah Thompson, a 2nd-grade student at Westridge Elementary School (Franklin), and his dad Josh Thompson looks over the crowd of a few thousand. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
Peaks Mill Elementary School (Franklin County) 5th-grade student Bryson Shuttleworth holds up a flag he made during the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort to the capitol steps. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
Peaks Mill Elementary School (Franklin County) 5th-grade student Bryson Shuttleworth holds up a flag he made during the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort to the capitol steps.
Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
DuPont Manual High School (Jefferson County) sophomore Mia Thompson stood on the steps of the capitol with other members of the DuPont Manual Black Student Union during the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
DuPont Manual High School (Jefferson County) sophomore Mia Thompson stood on the steps of the capitol with other members of the DuPont Manual Black Student Union during the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort.
Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
DuPont Manual High School (Jefferson County) Alexis Thomas stands on the steps of the capitol with other members of the DuPont Manual Black Student Union during the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
DuPont Manual High School (Jefferson County) Alexis Thomas stands on the steps of the capitol with other members of the DuPont Manual Black Student Union. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
Frankfort High School (Frankfort Independent) sophomores Sydney Dunn, Veronica Jaminet and Tiara Carothers march down Capitol Ave. during the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort to the capitol steps. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014
Frankfort High School (Frankfort Independent) sophomores Sydney Dunn, Veronica Jaminet and Tiara Carothers march down Capitol Ave. Photo by Amy Wallot, March 5, 2014

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