DC area marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with march for peace

The family of Martin Luther King, Jr. led a march for peace through the nation's capital in remembrance of the slain civil rights leader.

Attendees gathered at 9 a.m. beginning on Potomac Avenue between First and South Capitol Streets Southeast. Then at 10 a.m., the crowd marched towards the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge where they were be joined by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and other civil rights activists.

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American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) addresses a crowd at the March On Washington D.C, 28th August 1963. (Photo by CNP/Getty Images)

The focus of the march was on voting rights.

On Sunday, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden packed carrots and apples into food boxes for the hungry and chatted with volunteers at a food bank as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.