East Texas MLK Celebrations

by Jessica Cervantez A planned march was called in Nacogdoches, but Martin Luther King ceremonies continued inside a local church. At least one marcher braved the rain to march anyway. This day means a lot to many people who experienced segregation while growing up. Denice Cooper, of New Orleans, said, "I was asked to move on buses, I would have to get up and give my seat to other people. And I didn't understand why, until later on, as I got older that it was part of segregation." The rain did not stop even the smallest communities from honoring Dr. King.  Just north of Nacogdoches is the small North Redland Community.   Several people gathered there to celebrate the life of MLK.  Residents proudly held their signs and reminisced about the life that King lived.