In January 2010, people gathered at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in New Haven to march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The veritable anthem of the civil rights movement, "we shall overcome," rang through the streets as the group marched through East Rock neighborhood, each with a special story to tell.
"I had been in DC in 1963 during the great civil rights march in which Martin Luther King gave his 'I have a dream' speech," Joelle Fishman of New Haven said. "I had picketed in front of the Woolworths 5 & 10 stores against segregation and I was part of the civil rights movement, and so this was the way of keeping that movement alive and growing."
"Dr. Martin Luther King was a man for justice for all people," Kathy Bridges of Hamden said. "I feel the same way. I feel taking part in this day is living Dr. King's dream."