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Posted on 01.16.07
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  • Posted on 01.16.07

Combining several thousand exuberant participants and viewers with some cold, gusty winds, Monday’s march to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., could have left downtown a little untidy. That it did not is a tribute to fifty local civic volunteers from the Monsanto YMCA who followed the parade to clean up, and Operation Brightside which furnished cleaning supplies.

Gentry W. Trotter describes the photo he took this way: ((Left to Right) MO State Senator Jeff Smith of the 4th district, St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay, YMCA volunteer Malik Sibadili, and Michael Johnson, vice president of urban services for the YMCA of Greater St. Louis paused for a respite. Johnson, who created the concept believes that Dr. King encouraged individuals to become responsible and take pride in their respective neighborhoods and communities.