About 300 march in Martin Luther King Jr. parade

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jimmy Gallegos, left, and Richard Vela of Nick Griego and Sons Construction unveil a monument to Coretta Scott King on Monday at Potter Park at the beginning of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. The monument includes a photo of Coretta Scott King, but event organizers said a plaque is on its way to match an adjacent memorial to Martin Luther King Jr.

Benna Sayyed

The 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symbolic March and Rally held Monday morning attracted marchers of various ages and ethnicity to commemorate King’s work in civil rights and equality.

The unveiling of a Coretta Scott King memorial pillar at Potter Park preceded the parade. The pillar was placed beside an existing MLK memorial plaque.