Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances 2014Loading
  • JRW MKL DAY 1
    Clutching a decorated photograph of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Kathy Griffin listens to speakers at city hall, Monday morning, during the march and commemoration ceremony to honor King.
    JOHN WALKER | Fresno Bee Staff Photo
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    Dion Cooks, 13, volunteer, stacks up bags of small oranges, during the Kaiser Permanente food distribution, in honoring the legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Manchester Mall, Monday morning, where officials expected to distribute more than 40,000 pounds of food to needy military families and veterans of about 700 Valley families. Some waited in line since 5 a.m. for the start of the give-away around 9:30. For the ninth consecutive year; Kaiser Permanente Fresno employees and physicians spent their Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday by volunteering with non-profit organizations in the community as part of Kaiser Permanente's mission of building healthy communities. Kaiser Permanente's ShopKP mobile vehicle also was at the event providing residents with information about health insurance options available to them through the Affordable Care Act.
    JOHN WALKER | Fresno Bee Staff Photo
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    Angelica Zamora bundles up as she waits in line for the Kaiser Permanente food distribution, at Manchester Mall, Monday morning, where officials expected to distribute more than 40,000 pounds of food to about 700 Valley families. Some waited in line since 5 a.m. for the start of the give-away around 9:30.
    JOHN WALKER | Fresno Bee Staff Photo
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    Tope Adewusi, left, and Robert Mikell, right, carry a photograph of the Rev. Martin Luther King, past city hall, as they lead the march of hundreds of people on Martin Luther King Jr. Day through downtown Fresno, Monday morning.
    JOHN WALKER | Fresno Bee Staff Photo
  • Martin Luther King Holiday Texas
    Children from KIPP Zenith Academy prepare to walk down Texas Avenue during the Black Heritage Society's 36th Annual Original Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in downtown Houston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
    Johnny Hanson | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday Texas
    Sandie Pullen sings during the "Living the Dream" program in celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at The Woodlands Methodist Church on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in The Woodlands, Texas.
    Jason Fochtman | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday Texas
    Mildred Fowler, left, claps after singing "You Raise Me Up" during the "Living the Dream" program in celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at The Woodlands Methodist Church on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in The Woodlands, Texas.
    Jason Fochtman | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday Colorado
    Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, center left, and wife Wilma, center right, lead off the 29th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. marade , a combination march and parade, from City Park, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in Denver.
    Kathryn Scott Osler | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday Colorado
    Joining a large crowd as they make their way on to Broadway, Destiney Scott, of Denver, rear center, carries a sign honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 during the 29th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. marade ,a combination march and parade, in Denver.
    Kathryn Scott Osler | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday Virginia
    People walk over the Talmage R. Cooley Bridge on the newly named Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, formerly named Cantrell Avenue, as part of the renaming celebration Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Harrisonburg, Va.
    Nikki Fox | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday Virginia
    Doris Allen, left, a life-long resident of Harrisonburg, Va., laughs while listening to Fred Gibson, during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Street renaming celebration Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Harrisonburg, Va. Allen spoke of her experiences at the 1963 March on Washington.
    Nikki Fox | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday Michigan
    People from around Saginaw, walk down Genesee Street to celebrate the annual Martin Luther King Jr. march, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, that started at the Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy and ended at the Dow Event Center, in Saginaw, Mich.
    Neil Barris | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday Florida
    A participant in this year's Martin Luther King Jr. parade walks past a decorated bus along the parade route Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
    Mark Kulaw | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday Florida
    During the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, members of the Pasco High School marching band play in formation while marching on Fort Dade Avenue in Brooksville, Fla., on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
    Octavio Jones | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday Florida
    Dancers perform along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard during the 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.
    Nishimura, Kent | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday California
    Dancers from the Kim sung hua Korean Dance Academy participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Los Angeles on Monday Jan. 20, 2014. The 29th annual Kingdom Day Parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. was themed ``Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Round.''
    Richard Vogel | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday California
    Michelle Oliveros, second from left, applies makeup to Blair Robinson both part of the Hollywood High School marching in preparation for the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Los Angeles on Monday Jan. 20, 2014. The 29th annual Kingdom Day Parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. was themed ``Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Round.''
    Richard Vogel | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday California
    Aztec dancers participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Los Angeles on Monday Jan. 20, 2014. The 29th annual Kingdom Day Parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. was themed ``Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Round.''
    Richard Vogel | AP
  • MLK Parade Miami
    A member of a Caribbean carnival dance group marches in the MLK parade in Miami, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored across the country annually on the third Monday in January with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. He was the most visible figure in the Civil Rights movement. )
    J Pat Carter | AP
  • MLK Parade Miami
    A member of a Caribbean carnival dance group marches in the MLK parade in Miami, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored across the country annually on the third Monday in January with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. He was the most visible figure in the Civil Rights movement.
    J Pat Carter | AP
  • MLK Parade Miami
    Members of the Haitian League of Human Rights demand that the Dominican Republic give Haitians living there more rights and protection during the MLK parade in Miami, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored across the country annually on the third Monday in January with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. He was the most visible figure in the Civil Rights movement.
    J Pat Carter | AP
  • US NEWS MLKDAY 13 MB
    Working in shifts the Greek community along with faculty and staff at CCU, packaged 30,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in Kimbel Gymnasium in Conway, S.C.
    Charles Slate | MCT
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    Working in shifts the Greek community along with faculty and staff at CCU, packaged 30,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in Kimbel Gymnasium in Conway, S.C.
    Charles Slate | MCT
  • MLK Holiday
    Letters spelling "We Believe" are carried by a group during a march honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in San Antonio. Parades and celebrations have been scheduled across Texas to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday in his name.
    Eric Gay | AP
  • MLK Holiday
    Robbie Thompson participates in a march honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in San Antonio. Parades and celebrations have been scheduled across Texas to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday in his name.
    Eric Gay | AP
  • MLK Holiday
    Thousands participate in a march honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in San Antonio. Parades and celebrations have been scheduled across Texas to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday in his name.
    Eric Gay | AP
  • MLK Holiday
    A young girl dances under a banner during a march honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/ Eric Gay)
    Eric Gay | AP
  • US NEWS MLKDAY 8 CS
    About 1500 people gathered at the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome, a celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Monday morning, Jan. 20, 2014. They prayed and listened to inspirational songs and speeches from leaders.
    Tim Dominick | MCT
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    King Day at the Dome, a celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., began Monday morning, Jan. 20. 2014 with a prayer service at Zion Baptist Church and continued with a march to the South Carolina State House for speeches and song.
    Tim Dominick | MCT
  • Martin Luther King Holiday
    Christine King Farris speaks during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Atlanta. Christine King Farris is the only living sibling of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Jason Getz | AP
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    Sasha Obama participates in a community service project at the D.C Central Kitchen in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and in honor of Dr. King's life and legacy, January 20, 2014 in Washington DC.
    Olivier Douliery | MCT
  • Martin Luther King Holiday Texas
    Texas at Brownsville art majors Julieta M. Garcia and Gabriela Jacinto organized large rolls of paper that had been donated to the Carlotta Petrina Art Museum on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. The students were taking part in a sponsored make a difference day in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
    Brad Doherty | AP
  • MLK Day Michigan
    Activist and entertainer Harry Belafonte gives the keynote address for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at Hill Auditorium on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich., for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
    Melanie Maxwell | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday
    The presentation of the flags of the nations is performed before the start of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Atlanta.
    Jason Getz | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday
    Spectators hold programs with photos of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Atlanta.
    Jason Getz | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday
    Bernice King, second from right, talks with pastor Raphael Warnock, second from left, during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Atlanta. Bernice King is the daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Christine King Farris, right, is the only living sibling of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Also pictured is Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed, left.
    Jason Getz | AP
  • APTOPIX Martin Luther King Holiday Georgia
    Elder Cal Murrell reacts to a speaker during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Atlanta. The service at the church where King preached featured prayers, songs, music and speakers. It was one of many events, including parades, marches and community service projects, across the country to honor King, an Atlanta native.
    Jason Getz | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday Biden
    Vice President Joe Biden, left, rubs Rev. Al Sharpton's shoulder, right, before delivering the keynote address at the National Action Network's (NAN) Annual King Day breakfast convened by the Rev. Al Sharpton in Washington, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP
  • Martin Luther King NYC
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hugs his wife Chirlane McCray at a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. De Blasio told a packed audience Monday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music that the "price of inequality has deepened." The mayor says economic inequality is closing doors for hard-working people in the city and around the country.
    Seth Wenig | AP
  • Martin Luther King Holiday
    The men's choir from the People's Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Md., sing at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. The nation paused to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with parades, marches and service projects. King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January.
    Charles Dharapak | AP
  • King Day
    People hold hands during a recording of the "I Have a Dream" speech during a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday celebration on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Conroe, Texas. Fried catfish, corn dogs and barbecue were served during the festivities as well as a 5-foot, 8-inch cake representing Dr. King’s presence was shown and later eaten.
    Ana Ramirez | AP
  • King Day
    Women listen to speakers during a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday celebration on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Conroe, Texas. Fried catfish, corn dogs and barbecue were served during the festivities as well as a 5-foot, 8-inch cake representing Dr. King’s presence was shown and later eaten.
    Ana Ramirez | AP
  • MLK Gospel Celebration
    Donald Jackson, of DeSoto, sings with the Community Baptist Church Male Chorus at the Martin Luther King Jr. Gospel Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church in Odessa, Texas.
    Ryan Evon|Odessa American | AP
  • Maysville March
    Those attending Martin Luther King Jr. services march along East Third Street in Maysville, Ky., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
    Terry Prather/ The Ledger Indepe | AP
  • MLK Celebration
    People march down Washington Street towards Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church during the Henderson County Black History Committee's Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday in Henderson, Ky. Sunday Jan. 19, 2014.
    DARRIN PHEGLEY | AP
  • MLK Celebration
    People stand and clap during the music portion of the Black History Committee's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday at Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church in Henderson, Ky Sunday Jan. 19, 2014.
    DARRIN PHEGLEY | AP
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