Hundreds of people marched down Asheville's Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and into Martin Luther King Jr. Park to mark the civil rights hero's birthday on Monday.
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Marchers started their procession at Nazareth First Baptist Church. The noon crowd soaked up the sunny, mild day and commemorated the day with music, speeches and a little dancing. The event was also tinged with a somber monetary collection for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
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