BILLINGS – Monday evening people walked through the streets of downtown Billings to come together to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
As the sun set on a wintery Monday night, the streets covered in snow, the Black Heritage Foundation held its annual MLK march and Program Monday evening.
Since 2002, the black Heritage Foundation has been hosting MLK Junior celebrations in Billings.
Members of the community gathered for the annual MLK march at South Park and finished at the Billings campus of Walla Walla University where there was music, entertainment and speakers.
The heavy snowfall led to a smaller-than-normal turnout but did nothing to dampen the spirit of those who did take part, nor did it stop the community in remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
This year’s theme? “We’ve come this far.”
“We are standing on the shoulders of those who have gone before us and open up doors to allow us to do the things we need to be able to do,” Pastor Melvin Terry of the Black Heritage Foundation says. “You know we are all in this together. We have one goal in mind. That is to treat each other kind. Honor each other and have respect for each other. “