By Kristen Johanson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s been 47 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Saturday, hundreds gathered to remember his fight, and called for economic change in the Philadelphia area.READ MORE: Mother Of 18-Year-Old Yahsinn Robinson, Killed Near Willingboro Home, Speaks Out Following Arrests Of 2 Men In Connection To Murder
Leaders from the interfaith community group known as POWER, honored their respective Jewish and Christian holy holidays with a rally and march for economic equality.
“We’re gathering today to demand 15-dollars an hour minimum wage,” said Executive Director Bishop Dwayne Royster, “a right for workers to unionize and also full employment for all the citizens of Philadelphia that have the desire to work.READ MORE: Philadelphia Citywide Coalition Project Putting Boots On Ground To Help Battle Rising Gun Violence Among City's Young
Rabbi Julie Greenberg, who is also involved with POWER, said this march represents the meaning of Passover.
“I think it is so important to be in synagogue and to be enacting our Seders and also to be standing with liberation movements because that’s the spirit of this holy day.”MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police: Mantua Shooting Leaves 18-Year-Old Man Hospitalized
Union representatives, student groups, and community activists also attended the event.