PHOTOS: Sights & Sounds From Seattle’s Martin Luther King Rally & Parade

By Nicholas Johnson

Thousands of MLK Day celebrants strolled through Seattle’s streets Monday afternoon. Following a route from Garfield High School down to the Federal Building at 2nd Avenue and Madison Street, marchers carried signs and chanted for equality and justice.

Prior to the march, a rally was held in Garfield’s gymnasium. The rally featured performances by the Leschi Elementary Choir, El Centro Children’s Choir and the PNW Drum line. Keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Robert Jeffrey Sr. delivered a powerful speech, bringing the audience to their feet and motivating them for the long march.

Below are scenes from both the rally and march, accompanied by an audio compilation from the day. Enjoy, and be sure to turn up your speakers.

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