MLK Marchers Feel Lawmakers Are Moving North Carolina Back 50 Years

People all over the East, celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On Monday.

Marchers in Greenville honored King's accomplishments, but said his work is not done.

Close to 200 participants chanted and held signs as they walked from Thomas Foreman Park to the Pitt County Courthouse.

Members from the NAACP, SCLC and Pitt County Coalition Against Racism hope to lead the change for what they say are injustices. The groups feel the North Carolina legislature is turning our state back 50 years.

Their complaints included the new voter ID law, requiring photo identification to vote. That law is now being challenged by the United States Justice Department.

Also in Pitt County, the ECU Gospel Choir entertained attendees in the Murphy Center on campus. It's the 17th year the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor's office and the city of Greenville have hosted the unity event.

Keynote speaker Dr. Virginia Hardy, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, focused on the need for more civil discourse in our society.