MEMPHIS, TN- (WMC-TV) - As tensions flair in the Memphis and Shelby County school merger fight, students are now letting their voices be heard. More than 1,000 marchers joined Saturday's Student Responsibility March.
Many students were seen wearing "I Am the Future" T-shirts and boldly displayed their schools' banners as they showed their desire to be an active part of their education.
"We each have our own place in history, but it's our job to make our own and pave the way for others," said Westwood High School student Martavius Donton.
In the march, the National Civil Rights Museum organized a 1.5 mile stretch from Memphis City Hall to the museum courtyard.
"I came out here to support that we are the future," said Westwood High School student Dontavius Reed.
The Student Responsibility March mirrored the Birmingham March of 1963 to stop segregation.