Celebrate the life and legacy of one of the great leaders of the Civil Rights Movement at the 38th Annual MLK Parade!
Martin Luther King Jr. is obviously a historical giant in modern American history! Join throngs of area residents in honoring King’s life and legacy at Washington, D.C.’s 38th Annual MLK Parade on Monday, January 21.
Courtesy of Famous Biographies
WHEN: Monday, January 21 | 12–2 p.m.
WHERE: 2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, D.C.
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According to the event’s website, first MLK Parade took place in 1979, before King’s birthday was even recognized as a federal holiday. And ever since then, the parade has become a tradition to keep King’s legacy alive and to keep working toward the message that people have to keep fighting for progress and justice.
In addition to the parade, the organizers actually have a full calendar of commemorative events planned. The day will begin with the Peace Walk Program at the Black Workers Wellness Center at 9 a.m., followed by the actual Peace Walk at 11 a.m. The parade takes place from 12 to 2 p.m., and you can watch it from Historical Downtown Anacostia and from the Parade Viewing Stand at 2500 MLK Ave. SE. A health and community fair will be in progress from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Gateway Pavilion (2730 MLK Ave. SE).
**Featured image courtesy of Ted Eytan.
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