20,000 people -- a big crowd for those days
Toronto mourns Rev. Martin Luther King Barry Philp/Toronto Star April 9, 1968

I remember when Martin Luther King died.  My parents took me out of school and we went to Nathan Phillips Square and sang “We Shall Overcome.”

I remember running up and down that big ramp in front of CIty Hall, but that’s probably a false memory as I can’t imagine that I would have been allowed to do that.

It did look pretty inviting

I remember that very kid feeling of being bored and uncomfortable but at the same time knowing that this was something really really important.

I did enjoy the singing though.

 

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