CHARLES CITY | About 30 people marched across the suspension bridge in Charles City Saturday to honor civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.

The march was originally slated to be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day but was postponed due to an ice storm.

It was organized by Be the Bridge, a racial reconciliation group in Charles City.

Organizers intended the act of walking over the suspension bridge to be symbolic of the 54-mile march Martin Luther King, Jr., led from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

Attendees in Charles City carried a banner emblazoned with words of hope and peace as they walked.

Saturday's march, as well as a program held afterward, was also designed to further Be the Bridge's mission of helping people get to know each other, or bridge the gap.

-- Molly Montag

 

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