Arkansans Remember King on Holiday

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansans took to the streets and pulpits yesterday to remember slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy.

An annual parade in King's memory wrapped through downtown Little Rock to the state Capitol, led by a garbage truck and politicians.  When King was killed in Memphis, he was in the city to support striking garbage collectors.

The state Capitol doors remained open Monday, but signs on the doors notified passers-by the offices within were closed for the dual state holiday honoring King and Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Across the state, Governor Mike Beebe attended a breakfast in Fort Smith and a church service in Texarkana honoring King.

In Jonesboro, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel returned to his hometown to lead a local parade and celebration honoring King's memory.  McDaniel was the keynote speaker at an event at the Arkansas State University Student Union's Centennial Ballroom.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)