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Hundreds March for Martin Luther King, Jr. in Cheyenne

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The late Liz Byrd, the first African American woman to serve in the Wyoming State legislature, was the driving force to get the state of Wyoming to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

On her efforts, her son, former State Representative Jim Byrd, told Cowboy State Daily’s Bob Geha: “When she saw something that was wrong and she thought she could fix it, she was relentless.”

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