(WBIR) Hundreds of people marched in a memorial parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day in east Knoxville.

More than 100 groups, including churches, floats sororities and fraternities, started walking down Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue at 10 a.m. They chanted, sung and held up signs, celebrating the civil rights leader's legacy.

Shana Love, with Mount Zion Baptist Church, said it was a great to see people from all backgrounds come together.

"Black, white, Asian - it doesn't matter," said Love. "We all come together. We all have a good time out here. We're all still marching and trying to get unity."

Participants gathered at a MLK memorial service at the Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church after the parade.