More than 1,000 people took to the streets to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday.
The march through downtown Seattle had a new emphasis, the fight for a $15 minimum wage.
It's a start, said one marcher.
These are ideals that Martin Luther King espoused as well. said another.
The official march theme was Restore The Dream but the struggle for a higher minimum wage took center stage.
Out of this bleak landscape can rise a fire for social justice, said Socialist Seattle City Council member, Kshama Sawant.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has appointed a committee to study a minimum wage increase. Their report is due out in April.