(Wyo.)-State Officially Marks MLKJ Day As Equality Day
By BEN NEARY
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's top statewide elected officials marked Martin Luther King-Equality Day in Cheyenne with speeches that celebrated how far the nation has come in overcoming racial discrimination in the years since the civil rights leader was slain while also calling on people to continue working toward realizing his dream.
Gov. Matt Mead and First Lady Carol Mead walked with the crowd from the Union Pacific Depot, up Capitol Avenue, to the state Capitol on Monday.
Mead gave a speech calling King an amazing man. The governor said it's likely that if King were alive today, he would think that society has come a long way.
State Treasurer Mark Gordon, State Auditor Cynthia Cloud, Secretary of State Max Maxfield and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill also participated.
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