Students from Franklin Junior High School in Illinois recently took a nearly 9-mile march to mirror King's 1968 March on Memphis, part of efforts to help students better understand the experiences of Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil-rights activists in the 1960s. The students also were raising funds for a planned field trip to Memphis, Tenn., to visit the National Civil Rights Museum, at the site of King's assassination, as well as other historical places in the city.
Ill. students follow in King's footsteps with their own march
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