A prayer vigil for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the State Capitol steps carries voting rights message
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SALT LAKE CITY — A small group of Utahns gathered at the State Capitol Sunday evening. The group held a prayer vigil in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Speakers addressed issues such as voting rights. The national holiday will be celebrated in a variety ways across the country and in the Beehive state.
Betty Sawyer is the President of the NAACP chapter in Ogden. She told KSL TV, “Dr. King being a minister first, we thought it was appropriate to hold a prayer vigil in his honor. In light of everything that’s going on in Utah and in the country, it’s definitely a time for prayer.”
The vigil was live streamed to Utah Black Roundtable’s Facebook page for those who were unable to attend.
On the steps of the State Capitol, Sawyer said the Ogden NAACP chapter supports voting rights legislation.