Central Texas remembers MLK

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by QUITA CULPEPPER and TINA SHIVELY / KVUE News and photojournalist SCOTT GUEST

kvue.com

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 20 at 11:26 PM

AUSTIN -- Central Texas joined the nation Monday in remembering and honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

More than 15,000 people met at the MLK statue on the University of Texas campus to celebrate his life. The theme for this year's event is "Dream Even Further."

The 21st annual Community March began at 9 a.m. on the UT campus. Participants marched from the MLK statue at Speedway and 23rd Street to the Capitol, then to Huston-Tillotson University.

This year marchers were asked to bring canned goods to be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank.

At 10 a.m. San Marcos began its Dr. King celebration. It started at the Hays County Courthouse and continued with a march down LBJ Drive to MLK Drive.

The City then dedicated a steel structure downtown, honoring MLK and President Lyndon B. Johnson at the intersection of the streets named for each man.

The statue shows the two men huddled in conversation in 1963 in the Oval Office. The sun will cast a shadow of the two men on the benches below.

For other family events or ways to celebrate MLK Day go here

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