Monday, January 19, 2015

PHOTOS: MLK Day rally and march

Posted By on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 2:05 PM

About 2,000 people took part in Spokane’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally and march, starting and ending at the convention center. Before the march, speakers stressed the importance of unity and the need for continued action for racial equality, ending with Rev. Happy Watkins delivering Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
click to enlarge The scene on Spokane Falls Boulevard - YOUNG KWAK
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The scene on Spokane Falls Boulevard

click to enlarge Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal and Inlander commentator - YOUNG KWAK
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Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal and Inlander commentator

click to enlarge Eastern Washington University junior and Black Student Union President Satori Butler - YOUNG KWAK
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Eastern Washington University junior and Black Student Union President Satori Butler

click to enlarge Olinda Stone sings "Never Give Up." - YOUNG KWAK
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Olinda Stone sings "Never Give Up."

click to enlarge Rev. Percy "Happy" Watkins delivers Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. - YOUNG KWAK
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Rev. Percy "Happy" Watkins delivers Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

click to enlarge Tahlyke Chenevert reads a poem. - YOUNG KWAK
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Tahlyke Chenevert reads a poem.

click to enlarge Holding a "Black Lives Matter" sign, Ivery Rose, center, and other marchers on Spokane Falls Blvd. - YOUNG KWAK
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Holding a "Black Lives Matter" sign, Ivery Rose, center, and other marchers on Spokane Falls Blvd.

click to enlarge Holding an "Equality = Peace" sign: Kili Eaglebear - YOUNG KWAK
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Holding an "Equality = Peace" sign: Kili Eaglebear

click to enlarge 6 year old Cedriana Bradley, left, and her 5 year old sister Aalyiah - YOUNG KWAK
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6 year old Cedriana Bradley, left, and her 5 year old sister Aalyiah


click to enlarge On Main Avenue - YOUNG KWAK
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On Main Avenue


click to enlarge Mark Newbold, with a Cherokee Nation flag - YOUNG KWAK
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Mark Newbold, with a Cherokee Nation flag

click to enlarge 5 year old Lily French, with an "Every Person Has 'Worth'!" sign. - YOUNG KWAK
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5 year old Lily French, with an "Every Person Has 'Worth'!" sign.

click to enlarge North Hill Christian Church Rev. Chris Snow - YOUNG KWAK
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North Hill Christian Church Rev. Chris Snow


click to enlarge Amber Abrahamsson, center, with a "Black Lives Matter" sign. - YOUNG KWAK
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Amber Abrahamsson, center, with a "Black Lives Matter" sign.

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