Cheyenne Remembers Dr. King [VIDEO]
"I say the dream is not dead," said Rita Watson, an organizer for the annual march. "We must commit ourselves to working together for the peaceful, nonviolent change we want to see. No matter what age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, background or nationality, each person can make a difference."
Watson says we must use common sense to solve the problems facing our nation.
"Gun violence and race are two areas that stand out," said Watson. "Let's figure out how to bridge the gap between law enforcement, fair police protection and our communities."
Watson says people must remember Dr. King's message of nonviolence and resist the temptation to lash back in anger.
"I believe that if Dr. King were alive today he would say about gun ownership that we should not be so driven by those rights and protections guaranteed under the second amendment of our Constitution, that is important, however we should be more driven by the moral injunction of the sixth biblical commandment, thou shall not kill," said Watson.
America has made progress in the half-century since Dr. King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, but Watson says we still have a long way to go.
"Much remains undone," said Watson. "We know that what Dr. King shared in his letter from Birmingham jail more than fifty years ago is still true today, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We must keep marching to help America become a better place for all of us."