Cities across Kentucky are paying tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with programs, marches and other events.
On the University of Kentucky campus, events started late Sunday night.
The U.K. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center presented its annual student vigil with various events.
A breakfast then followed shortly after midnight.
The 15th annual Unity Breakfast took place Monday morning. More than 1,500 people turned out at the Lexington Center for the event sponsored by the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
The breakfast was followed by a march in downtown Lexington.
The University of Kentucky also celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior with a special program .
The American Spiritual Ensemble performed "Lift every Voice and Sing" at Heritage Hall under the direction of Everett McCorvey, opera chair of the UK School of Music.
This is the 35th year for the city's celebration of the life of doctor king.
Several other communities across the state held their own marches and rallies to remember the life and legacy of Dr. King.