Yakima Remembers Dr. King

Hundreds of people fill the Yakima Convention Center this morning in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

People heard from local leaders and reverends about the history of the civil rights movement, and how it played a part in Yakima.

Leaders asked people of every race to continue fighting for equal rights and don't lose the vision Dr. King had.

One man says he saw Dr. King speak as a child, and says it is our responsibility to pass his teachings onto our youth, starting with keeping them in school.

"It opens your mind to what's happening in the world, you can learn by history and not make the mistakes that people have made before you," said William Brown.

Yakima also held a peace walk earlier this morning, as well as Toppenish.

Hundreds of people turned out for both events.