AUSTIN, Texas — Thousands of Austinites came together to celebrate the legacy and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, Jan. 21.

A community festival commemorating Dr. King is taking place at the Huston-Tillotson University campus until 3 p.m.

A march kicked off the events this morning at the MLK, Jr. statue on the University of Texas at Austin campus. 

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All over Central Texas people are volunteering in honor of Dr. King.  

The Austin Black Pride group and the Human Rights Campaign teamed up on Jan. 19, where they filled more than 300 bags with toiletries and handed them out to the homeless population in Downtown Austin. This was to honor Dr. King's legacy by continuing his teachings in our own backyard.

For those looking to join in on the celebration, the Central Texas Food Bank is currently accepting donations in Dr. King's honor.