Oklahomans celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Photo Gallery 17/45

Renzo Byrd, 7, holds an oval portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. while standing next to his mother and others outside the Freedom Center for brief speeches and songs before they begin the Silent March; it is one of several events in the Oklahoma City area that allowed local residents to observe the national holiday honoring slain civil rights leader, Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman