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PHOTOS: Austinites March To Remember Martin Luther King Jr.

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Demonstrators marched from the UT-Austin campus to the Texas State Capitol before finishing up their annual Martin Luther King Day rally at Huston-Tillotson University.

The voice of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. echoed across the East Mall of the UT-Austin campus this morning, as hundreds gathered to honor the legacy and impact of the civil rights icon. Participants in the annual march gathered at the feet of King's statue at UT before making their way toward the Texas State Capitol and wrapping up the rally at Huston-Tillotson University in East Austin.

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Current and alumni members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity UT Austin chapter lay a wreath at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on the UT campus.

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Ashton Lewis, a fifth grader at Barbara Jordan Early College Prep School, recites a speech that won her the MLK Oratory competition, a contest that prompts young speakers to write speeches about King.

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UT-Austin Professor and Austin ISD Trustee Edmund "Ted" Gordon (left) and UT-Austin President Greg Fenves listen to a speech on the East Mall.

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Huston-Tillotson University President Colette Pierce Burnette walks with Austin Mayor Steve Adler.

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After a handful of speeches on the UT-Austin campus, participants marched to the state Capitol before finishing the march at Huston-Tillotson University.
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Austinites march down East 11th Street.