Martin Luther King Jr.

Hundreds of people marched down Asheville's Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and into Martin Luther King Jr. Park to mark the civil-rights hero's birthday on Jan. 18.

Marchers started their procession at Nazareth First Baptist Church. The noon crowd soaked up the sunny, mild day and commemorated the day with music, speeches and a little dancing. The event was also tinged with a somber monetary collection for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Go to to view an audio slideshow, video and photo gallery from the event.

Photos by Jason Sandford


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