PLD in Pictures: MLK Walk 2018

On Jan. 15th, Dunbar students and other members of the community walked in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Man holds sign with Obama acronym with words “Organize; Boycotts, Actions, Marches, America!”. The man participated in the march on Monday morning. He was not part of any community group and attended the march individually.

  • Dunbar sophomore Shreya Tamilesvan and freshman Rishita Sontenam raise a poster of MLK. The poster represented BIACS and the unity between the Indian and American community in Kentucky. The poster also included a drawing of MLK.

  • A hoodie with words “Black by popular demand” is among many other items present at the march. The words were a reference to the common phrase “Back by popular demand”. The store had other shirts, bags, painting, etc. related to the civil rights movement.

  • Students from Lexington Catholic high school march in MLK walk. Lexington Catholic’s banner included several symbols of the Christian belief. Lexington Catholic students bundled up to withstand the cold weather and participate in the walk.

  • Juniors Radhika Sharma and Leni Broady pose for picture. Junior Radhika Sharma stated “It was an enjoyable experience and gave me the opportunity be a part of the larger community.” The juniors attended the march as they share a passion for civil rights.

  • The Lexington Green initiative supported many environmental sustainability projects around Lexington.

  • A women participating in the walk holds a sign that states “I kneel with NFL”. The woman stood with many of her friends throughout the walk who all held signs for related causes. The sign references to professional football players kneeling during the national anthem as a representation of inequality in America.

  • March participants converse at the end of the event. Individuals bundled up in the cold weather to commemorate MLK. The march served a place for many different community members to communicate as the men held two different banners.

  • The Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society pose for a photo. BIACS is a non-profit organization bringing together the Indian and Bluegrass community through various activities such as the walk. BIACS has attended the MLK walk for the past several years

Dunbar freshman Rishita Sontenam, sophomore Shreya Tamilesvan, juniors Radhika Sharma; Leni Broady; Neal Rekhraj, and senior Rohan Palla, who are members of the Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society, attended the MLK day walk on Jan. 15.