The dream lives on, and Central Wyoming residents were paying tribute.

On Monday, January 19th, about 100 area residents marched in downtown Casper, in honor of the late Doctor Martin Luther King Junior.

James Simmons is the President of the Casper branch of the NAACP.

He says Dr. King stood up for civil rights, but there's always people who will oppose it.

He adds an example could be the explosion at the NAACP office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that happened earlier this month.

We're getting to the point that people will express dissension through acts of violence. it just tells me how important our work is and so this is an important day to stand up for civil rights across the country, as well as right here at home.

The Martin Luther King Junior holiday is also observed as Wyoming Equality Day.