Old Courthouse

Martin Luther King Day
6:51 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

St. Louis Remains A Stronghold For Dr. King's Dream

Marchers celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. on Grand Blvd. outside Powell Hall.
Joseph Leahy / St. Louis Public Radio

Thousands of St. Louis-area residents celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with ceremonies, music and marches over the three-day weekend.

Christ Church Cathedral in downtown St. Louis hosted readings on Monday of King's writings, sermons and speeches from the same pulpit where he once preached 50 years ago.

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4:03 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Activists Gather Downtown For Peaceful Protest In Aftermath Of Trayvon Martin Verdict

Community organizer Zaki Baruti gathers with supporters on the steps of the Old Courthouse as part of a rally in opposition of the verdict from the Trayvon Martin case.
Erin Williams

Attendees were encouraged to turn their outrage into action today at a rally held downtown today to create awareness of injustice and racial profiling stemming from the not guilty verdict of the Trayvon Martin case. The verdict was handed down Saturday.

Jamala Rogers is co-chairwoman of the Coalition Against Police Crime and Repression and was one of many community leaders present today. She says that by channeling the community’s outrage into action, there can be fewer court cases and injustices that resemble those of Trayvon Martin.

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