Martin Luther King/Idaho Human Rights Day observance held at L-C Amphitheater

LEWISTON, ID - The celebration of Martin Luther King Junior's legacy took place all over our region Monday, and even carried over into the night as people filled the LCSC Amphitheater in honor of the late civil rights activist.

Local musical groups performed as part of several events L-C held to honor King's memory. Chris Riggs said the impact the peaceful activist had on American history is still very much relevant in today's society.

"Some make the argument that we need to extend civil rights to many populations that do not have full rights," said LCSC Political Science Assistant Professor, Dr. Leif Hoffman. "So fighting for each others rights because it might not be you today but it might be you tomorrow and I think to just be aware of it is a really powerful message."

The Idaho Human Rights Committee puts on events every year in the Valley in honor or the Martin Luther King holiday.