January 18, 2010 in City
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People march through downtown Spokane on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and his vision of equality and nonviolence.

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“I march for freedom,” said Alfonso Burton, 18, of Spokane, as he waited for the start of the Martin Luther King celebration in front of the INB Performing Arts Center. He wore a shirt with a picture of Abraham Lincoln and draped another over his shoulders with a picture of Martin Luther King Jr.. “My dad freehanded it last night and was up till 5 this morning.”

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The P-Jammers street band played “We Shall Overcome” as hundreds of people exited the INB Performing Arts Center and took to the streets of downtown Spokane on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, to celebrate the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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A crowd spills out of the INB Performing Arts Center on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, to the backdrop of the statue of Cmdr. Michael P. Anderson, the Spokane astronaut who perished in the space shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003. People marched through downtown Monday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr. vision of equality and nonviolence.

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A crowd stretches for blocks in downtown Spokane on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, during a parade celebrating the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.