At today's annual march across the Martin Luther King Jr Bridge, hundreds came together to support a vision many can define in four short words, 'I have a dream,".
"He stood for equality for all citizens of this country," Explains Abilene Resident Oscar Velasquez.
Oscar Velasquez spent years in a segregated school in South Texas. He says he will never forget where he was when Dr. King was assassinated.
"I know what he stood for ,and I believe in what he did," Said Velasquez.
Mathias Royals is the son of an Abilene civil rights activist.
The annual march here in Abilene is his way of helping to carry on that message through his children.
"It's just a beautiful thing when we have people all across the community come out and celebrate Dr. King and celebrate togetherness and provide an atmosphere of love," Says Royals.
An atmosphere celebrating equality for all, and the man who helped to lead us there.