Monday, January 21, 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr. Marade

DENVER - The largest Martin Luther King Jr. march and rally in the U.S. is today in Denver. The “Marade” kicks off at the Martin Luther King memorial in City Park at 9 a.m. Thousands will march along Colfax Avenue to Civic Center Park. This is the 28th year for the Marade. King's birthday was declared a state holiday in 1984.
     This Martin Luther King Day also marks the 50th anniversary of his march on Washington. It’s also the same day President Barack Obama will be publicly sworn in. He’s participating in community service events this weekend and is encouraging everyone to volunteer during this time.

Photo by Anistacia Barber

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