Oklahomans celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Photo Gallery 22/45

Shane Byrd, 9, stands next to his mother, Rev. Christina Byrd , as she speaks to a crowd in front of the Freedom Center at 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