MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - July 7, 2017, a day to remember Civil Rights icon Rev. Richard Boone. July 7 was honored as Rev. Richard Boone Day in Montgomery Friday.
For half a century he fought against racial injustice and discrimination.
Boone led 800 students from the campus of Alabama State University to a field at Hill Street and Fairview Avenue. There, they joined Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the last leg of the Selma to Montgomery march.
Although Boone passed away in 2013, his wife hopes to finish what he started.
There is a historical marker along the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail in Rev. Boone's honor. It was dedicated in 2015.