Civil rights speaker encourages love and acceptance at annual BYU procession honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

by | Jan. 22, 2013

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Despite temperatures in the single digits, hundreds gathered at the Carillon Bell Tower on the campus of Brigham Young University to commemorate the life and work of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during an annual candlelight procession Monday evening.

This year’s 50th anniversary of “The Great March on Washington” program began with participants singing “How Great Thou Art” before embarking on a walk across BYU's campus with burning candles. Bundled in scarves, fur hoods and thick mittens, they trekked past speakers with King’s speeches ringing loud and clear.

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