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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Several hundred students at Michigan State University honored the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a commemorative march accompanied with speakers and a special reenactment of Dr. King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech."

"I definitely feel that we've come very far from where we were, but we still have a very long way to go," said Kenneth Jackson, student at MSU.

Jackson is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, a historically black fraternity of which Dr. King also belonged. The student chapter at MSU sponsored Monday's march.

Students gathered in the MSU student union before the march, and listened to speeches from members of the fraternity about racial justice, progress and equality. From there, they braved the cold and marched with signs to the Beaumont Tower on campus, where a local high school student recited Dr. King's iconic speech.

"I feel like Michigan State does an awesome job as to create a commemorative event to celebrate the life of Dr. King," said Jeanifer Onwenu, student at MSU. "One day, hopefully, his dream will be realized" 

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