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CHICAGO -- Civil rights activists and community organizers held a march and rally in Marquette Park Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's walk through the park to mark Chicago's freedom movement.

Hundreds of marchers packed the street as they walked the original route Dr. King  did back on this day in 1966.

Some of these marchers were actually there that day, walking with Dr. King and remembered his legacy as well as their own.

Reverend Jesse Jackson who also marched with Dr. King on that historic day was among the speakers who referenced the ongoing struggle --- and pointed to the recently released video of another police-involved shooting.

Those who participated in this rally say it's a time to reflect ... but also, a time for everyone to come together.

The march ended in Marquette Park in front of the newly installed Martin Luther King Living Memorial that will stay here permanently, to commemorate King's legacy for generations to come.

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