Nebraskans march to honor late civil rights leader

A group of Nebraskans braved the weather to show respect for the late civil rights leader and Omaha native.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Despite the snow, people marched at the Nebraska State Capitol in memory of Malcolm X, who was assassinated on this exact day back in 1965.

“We thought that it was important during Black History Month to honor someone that is from our state and who was taken away from us by the Government,” KaDeja Sangoyele with the Black Leaders Movement said. “I think it’s important to recognize that, honor him and other black people that we have lost in the fight.”

Nebraskans braved the weather to show respect for the late civil rights leader and Omaha native. People marched around the Capitol and recited a speech or two, looking to honor his memory by spreading his passions.

“We need to give respect to our elders and those who came before us because people like Malcolm X paved the way for people like me and the people here,” Sangoyele said.

The Black Leaders Movement said it’s important to be out in the community to show others they’re continuing their fight against systemic racism and police brutality.

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