Photos: 2018 MLK Peace Walk and Parade

WASHINGTON — The annual MLK Peace Walk and Parade took place on Monday, Jan. 15 in Southeast D.C.

Hundreds gathered on Martin Luther King Jr Avenue in Southeast D.C. to celebrate the life and activism of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Click through to see photos and videos of the event’s happenings.

Event-goers hold up a sign at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Event-goers hold up a sign at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
The Osuchukwu family smiles for a photo at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. (WTOP/Kristi King)
The Osuchukwu family smiles for a photo at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
A squad of cheerleaders do as cheerleaders do at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A squad of cheerleaders do as cheerleaders do at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
A sign at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade which states, "Cease fire: Don't smoke the Brothers and Sisters." (WTOP/Kristi King)
A sign at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade which states, “Cease fire: Don’t smoke the Brothers and Sisters.” (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Prince's mom said they really were having a good time! (WTOP/Kristi King)
Prince’s mom said they really were having a good time! (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
U.S. Coast Guard comes ashore for the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. (WTOP/Kristi King)
U.S. Coast Guard comes ashore for the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
The Musicians's Union at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. (WTOP/Kristi King)
The Musicians’s Union at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Dan believes it’s “a spiritual principal to love everybody despite age, your race, your sexual identity, your creed, your religion, your lack of religion." (WTOP/Kristi King)
Dan said he believes it’s “a spiritual principal to love everybody despite age, your race, your sexual identity, your creed, your religion, your lack of religion.” (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Mike Bolds, Ife Bolds Jacob, Emile Smith at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. Ife Jacob, 5, said, "His dream was that everybody was treated fairly and that segregation would stop and that people wouldn't be hurt by the color of their skin." (WTOP/Kristi King)
Mike Bolds, Ife Bolds Jacob, Emile Smith at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. Ife Jacob, 5, said, “His dream was that everybody was treated fairly and that segregation would stop and that people wouldn’t be hurt by the color of their skin.” (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
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Event-goers hold up a sign at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. (WTOP/Kristi King)
The Osuchukwu family smiles for a photo at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A squad of cheerleaders do as cheerleaders do at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A sign at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade which states, "Cease fire: Don't smoke the Brothers and Sisters." (WTOP/Kristi King)
Prince's mom said they really were having a good time! (WTOP/Kristi King)
U.S. Coast Guard comes ashore for the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. (WTOP/Kristi King)
The Musicians's Union at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Dan believes it’s “a spiritual principal to love everybody despite age, your race, your sexual identity, your creed, your religion, your lack of religion." (WTOP/Kristi King)
Mike Bolds, Ife Bolds Jacob, Emile Smith at the MLK Peace Walk and Parade. Ife Jacob, 5, said, "His dream was that everybody was treated fairly and that segregation would stop and that people wouldn't be hurt by the color of their skin." (WTOP/Kristi King)


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