PHOTOS: MLK Day rally and march

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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.
The scene on Spokane Falls Boulevard - YOUNG KWAK
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  • The scene on Spokane Falls Boulevard

Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal and Inlander commentator - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal and Inlander commentator

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

Olinda Stone sings "Never Give Up." - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Olinda Stone sings "Never Give Up."

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.

Tahlyke Chenevert reads a poem. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Tahlyke Chenevert reads a poem.

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.

Holding an "Equality = Peace" sign: Kili Eaglebear - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Holding an "Equality = Peace" sign: Kili Eaglebear

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


On Main Avenue - YOUNG KWAK
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  • On Main Avenue

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Mark Newbold, with a Cherokee Nation flag - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Mark Newbold, with a Cherokee Nation flag

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.

North Hill Christian Church Rev. Chris Snow - YOUNG KWAK
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  • North Hill Christian Church Rev. Chris Snow

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Amber Abrahamsson, center, with a "Black Lives Matter" sign. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Amber Abrahamsson, center, with a "Black Lives Matter" sign.