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The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the 'March on Washington'. King said the march was 'the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States.' Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. AFP PHOTO (credit: /AFP/Getty Images)

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the ‘March on Washington’. King said the march was ‘the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States.’ Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King’s killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. AFP PHOTO (credit: /AFP/Getty Images)

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The city of Dallas held it’s 32nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade and march Saturday morning.

The parade drew hundreds of spectators and participants, beginning at City Hall Plaza and ending at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

This year’s parade featured a number of elected officials, including Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings and Senators Royce West and Wendy Davis.

This picture was tweeted by Wendy Davis:

Also present were Dallas City Council members Carolyn Davis, Vonciel Hill, Tennell Atkins and Dwaine Caraway.

State Representative Eric Johnson and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson walked in the parade.

Other participants included bands, floats, community/civic groups and churches.

The celebration commemorated the 50th annual March on Washington.

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