Ceremony, memorial mark 50th annivesary of MLK march in Chicago

CHICAGO -- A ceremony was held Friday in Chicago’s Marquette Park, 50 years to the day when Martin Luther King Jr and hundreds of others marched in Chicago seeking desegregation.

A living monument to Dr. King and the Chicago Freedom Movement was dedicated at the ceremony.

Rev Jesse Jackson was in Chicago today and on August 5th 1966 when 700 people marched to Kedzie Ave and 67th street as a show of unity and searching for home.

Dozens of community residents, local and state political leaders and religious groups were on hand to remember the achievements made by so many a half century ago.

Dr King’s own words were used to mark the historic occasion and applaud the gains made in the years since.

But leaders in today’s ceremony noted the work is far from over.

Today event was just one in a series this weekend remembering the events in Chicago back in 1966.

More information at http://www.mlkmemorialchicago.org/