Parade celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr. "So I stuck out my hand as Dr. King came through the door, and I was mesmerized, of course, seeing him".

Lafayette said he was impressed with the size of Saturday's event, and inspired to see that people here are not satisfied with the progress that's been made to realize Dr. King's dream.

Scores of Las Vegas Valley residents are expected to take in the sights and sounds of the 36th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's not uncommon for people to focus so much on planning and producing events to fill the day that we lose sight of why the holiday exists in the first place - honoring the groundbreaking work of an outstanding leader.

Numerous events are scheduled around MI to celebrate the birthday of slain civil rights icon the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"I'm very involved in advocating for rights in general and it's part of why I'm so happy and honored to be the keynote speaker", Pena said. This display recreates the unrest of the civil rights struggle led by King while also promoting his message of unity among all people, as does one of the signs showing a black and white hand clasped together. Boulevard in Columbus, placing it between Brewer Elementary school and 10th Ave. King would also help with the 1962 and 1963 protests in Georgia and Alabama.

Pena said she appreciated how the committee is putting the "Be the Dream" theme into action by expanding the closing reception at 7 p.m.to include a community resource fair with representation from several community organizations, including Unidos, the George Fox Center for Peace and Justice, Peace Village, Newberg Rotary and the Newberg Public Library.

Check-in is at the GUC Performance Center from 10-10:30 a.m.

The breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Bethancourt Ballroom on the university campus. Students, faculty, staff, and community members may attend.

A local observance will be held beginning at 5 p.m.at Cine El Rey in downtown McAllen.