Sponsored by Elite News, Dallas is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday holiday, Monday, January 21, with its 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade and Festival. At 10:00 a.m., the parade begins in front of Dallas City Hall. Crowds will be lining the parade route along Ervay Street and M.L.K. Blvd. as the marching bands and floats make their way to Fair Park for the festival activities.
The free festival, which also begins at 10 a.m., will continue through 6 p.m. in the Tower Building at Fair Park. The Dallas-based event is the fifth largest in the United States with attendance expected to exceed a quarter million people.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was responsible for furthering the cause of civil rights for African Americans up until the time of his untimely death by assassination in 1968. His leadership and example continue to inspire people throughout the world in the cause of human rights.