By Nicholas Serpa
This story was originally published at downtowndevil.com
The 2017 Martin Luther King March, which took place near downtown Phoenix, attracted thousands of participants from all across the Valley.
The approximately 2-mile route began at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and ended at Margaret T. Hance Park downtown.
Some marchers carried signs and flags, while others sang hymns and chanted. At the end of the march, an afternoon festival at Hance Park, filled with activities and vendors, rounded out the day’s celebrations.
The march was organized by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee in conjunction with the city of Phoenix, and is expected to return next year.