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Local Students Prepare For MLK Legacy March

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WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 29:  A model of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is shown during a ceremony announcing the approval of the construction process for the memorial on the National Mall October 29, 2009 in Washington, DC. The memorial will be situated midway between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials and take approximately two years to complete.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – OCTOBER 29: A model of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is shown during a ceremony announcing the approval of the construction process for the memorial on the National Mall October 29, 2009 in Washington, DC. The memorial will be situated midway between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials and take approximately two years to complete. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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As the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday approaches students at  King High in Detroit are preparing for their 2nd Annual Martin Luther King (MLK) Legacy March on Monday.

Karinda Washington is co-chair of the march, she says their goal is to train the next generation of leaders to make a difference.

“Sometimes you hear that 300 people went to the march on Washington, or 1000’s of people went to DC for this…but we have some things we can advocate for right here in our own city, and we just believe that if it’s not the youth, if we are not training them up to lead this next tier of advocacy, then who will?”

Washington says students from other Detroit Public Schools will also be in attendance at the march showing their support.  The march stomps off at 10am Monday.

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