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(FOX19) -

Students at Holmes High School will be loaded on buses at 7:30 a.m. to head to Frankfort to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Frankfort.

It's a way for the students to connect the past and the present.

More than 10,000 people attended the march in 1964 including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Baseball legend Jackie Robinson, and even some students from Covington schools.

They all marched to the capitol to urge for a law that would help to end segregation by making discrimination illegal in stores, restaurants, theatres, hotels and other public accommodations.

The March helped build support for the US Civil Rights Act and the Kentucky Civil Rights Act.

Holmes school officials say it's a great learning experience for the students.

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