Why we marched to reclaim MLK

Thousands of Philadelphians took to the street on MLK day to march for jobs, justice and education.

Organized by a broad coalition of over two dozen community, faith and labor organizations, the march was part of the growing Black Lives Matter movement, connecting the dots between police brutality, poverty, and cuts to public education.

Philadelphians of all ages, races and neighborhoods marched in unity with three core demands – an end to “Stop and Frisk” policies and an independent police review board, a $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to unionize, and a fully funded, democratically controlled school system.

Here are the stories of some of people who took part in the march…