Martin Luther King Day in Ogden

Monday , January 15, 2018 - 3:53 PM

BENJAMIN ZACK, Standard-Examiner Staff

People from around Northern Utah packed into every corner of the Marshall White Center gym early on Monday morning for the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast and March. Around 200 people gather most years for the annual community event put on by the Ogden Branch of the NAACP and Weber State University. This year, more than 400 people turned out to share breakfast, listen to speakers and sing songs before marching downtown. Local activists spoke not only about King and the history of the civil rights movement, but also about the challenges still ahead and the work needed to fight racism and prejudice in the United States today.