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Pensacola MLK Day parade
PENSACOLA -- Thousands of people attended the Martin Luther King Junior Day Parade in Downtown Pensacola celebrating his life and achievements..
Two men who remember what it was like when Dr. King fought for civil rights.
"All across the US people are celebrating at parades just like this one, but for some it means a little more then just a parade."
Gerald Wingate grew up in Pensacola..
He graduated from Woodham High School in 1964.
And remembers when the town was segregated.
He says he followed Doctor Kings civil right marches closely.
Gerald Wingate If you look at all of the signs you'll see that they were trying to get jobs and they were trying to get freedom which are the same things we're working for now."
Ellison Bennett says he met Martin Luther King Junior's son at a church in Atlanta in 1991.
He says they spoke about Doctor King and the message he stood for..
"It is required of us as human beings to love one another."
Both Bennett and Wingate say the movement has come a long way and they're are glad to see the change...
Ellison Bennett "It's a change in peoples hearts. If your mind and heart is in the right right place you can do wonderful things."
"Bennett says it's all about remembering that dream."