Hundreds of people took part in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an annual march through Austin and a festival in East Austin.
The event started Monday morning at The University of Texas Campus at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue near the East Mall. After a rally at the statue, marchers headed down Speedway Drive.
The march ended at Huston-Tillotson University where the MLK Community Festival with food, vendors, and performances by local musicians took place.
The Austin Area Heritage Council puts on the celebration each year. This year, participants were asked to bring canned goods or nonperishable items for donation to the Capital Area Food Bank.
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