Activists march to Tinker Field on anniversary of Dr. King's visit


ORLANDO, Fla. - The Southern Christian Leadership Conference commemorated the 50th anniversary of the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Tinker Field.

Activists marched to Tinker Field Saturday morning to request a permanent memorial to honor King's only visit to central Florida.

They also want to save Tinker Field from demolition planned in the multimillion dollar Citrus Bowl remodeling project.

"History was here so we want to make sure history stays here. Not only did MLK speak here, but Babe Ruth was here. Jackie Robinson was here," Rev. Jake Stovall with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference said.