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Photos: Central Texans celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022

Marchers carry a MLK Day banner from the Dunbar Heritage Association, which organizes MLK Day events in San Marcos.
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Marchers carry an MLK Day banner from the Dunbar Heritage Association, which organizes MLK Day events in San Marcos.

Central Texans honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with both virtual and in-person celebrations, as a surge in COVID-19 cases brought on by the omicron variant forced some planned events to move online or be canceled.

KUT multimedia producers Patricia Lim, Michael Minasi and Gabriel C. Pérez documented the day's events in Austin and San Marcos.

A marcher at the MLK Day celebration in San Marcos holds up a sign with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.
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KUT
A marcher at the MLK Day celebration in San Marcos holds up a sign with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.
Marchers move through downtown San Marcos past a mural that says "Love your neighbor as yourself."
Patricia Lim
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Marchers move through downtown San Marcos past a mural that says, "Love your neighbor as yourself."
An attendee holds a Black Lives Matter sign during the MLK Day march in San Marcos.
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An attendee holds a Black Lives Matter sign during the MLK Day march in San Marcos.
MLK Day attendees in San Marcos look at a new mural celebrating diversity by artist Robert Jones.
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MLK Day attendees in San Marcos look at a new mural celebrating diversity by artist Robert Jones.
In Austin, where the MLK Day festival was moved to a virtual setting, Huston-Tillotson University President Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette spoke during  a celebration at the university.
Michael Minasi
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KUT
In Austin, where the MLK Day festival was moved to a virtual setting, Huston-Tillotson University President Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette spoke during a celebration at the university.
Volunteers and speakers for the MLK Day Celebration dance along as The Blue Vinyl Crates performs at Huston-Tillotson University.
Michael Minasi
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KUT
Volunteers and speakers at the MLK Day Celebration dance along as The Blue Vinyl Crates performs at Huston-Tillotson University.
Huston-Tillotson Student Government Association President Derrick Jackson speaks during the MLK Day celebration.
Michael Minasi
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KUT
Huston-Tillotson Student Government Association President Derrick Jackson speaks during the MLK Day celebration.
D-Madness, bassist of The Blue Vinyl Crates, performs during the MLK Day celebration at Huston-Tillotson University.
Michael Minasi
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KUT
D-Madness, bassist of The Blue Vinyl Crates, performs during the MLK Day celebration at Huston-Tillotson University.
Sylvia Hunstman volunteers with the Pease Park Conservancy during a food donation collection for the Central Texas Food Bank on MLK Day.
Gabriel C. Pérez
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KUT
The Pease Park Conservancy hosts a food drive for MLK Day to collect food items for the Central Texas Food Bank.

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