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Young men march 50 miles to Memphis in honor of MLK's dream

The six young men walked 50 miles from Dundee, Mississippi, to Memphis, Tennessee, in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The March to Memphis began on Saturday, when the young Mississippians, students between the ages of 14 and 21 from Pearl and Richland, set off for Tennessee. They are part of a mentoring program run by the Pearson Foundation, and the march's organizer, Jarvis Ward, told ABC News they decided to go on the trek to honor King on the 50th anniversary of his assassination and to remember his "fight for racial justice" and "economic justice."

The group arrived in Memphis on Wednesday, and they attended a youth rally and visited the Civil Rights Museum. They walked about 10 to 15 miles a day, and stopped in different communities for meetings where they would discuss race in America and the civil rights movement. Participant Davonta Pate said this was a chance to to see "people come together as one" in a show of "brotherhood."