The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Interfaith March was held Sunday in Wheeling.
The YWCA, Temple Shalom, Wheeling Jesuit University, and other local service organizations are involved in organizing the march,which ends with an interfaith prayer service.
Several community leaders participated in the march, including City Council members.
Organizers says it is important to remember we all belong to one race: the human race.
They are hoping it will inspire young people as well.
“I hope they get a sense of being part of something–a public prayer, something that Dr. King participated in and led as part of his participation in the Civil Rights Movement–and that that leads to them being energized on our campus,” said Wheeling Jesuit Director of Campus Ministry Jamey Brogan.
“Wheeling is a small town, but it’s a big family and it’s all of us coming together to say regardless of our own personal background, regardless of our political views, regardless of the color of our skin, each of us, as a human being, ought to care about our fellow human beings,” said Rabbi Joshua Lief.
Ron Scott with the YWCA kicked off the march by reading a letter Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote about racial injustice.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed Monday, January 15.