HOUSTON – Today marks what would have been the city of Houston’s 43rd original MLK Day Parade. Unfortunately due to the current pandemic, the big event was altered a bit.
Held online this year in partnership with the Black Heritage Society and Mayor Sylvester Turner, the 2021 MLK Parade went virtual broadcasting old clips of the parade mixed with submitted performances that would have participated in this year.
This years theme was ‘Truth, Love, and Justice‘.
The executive director of the Black Heritage Society, Sylvester Brown said “the theme was fitting given the history of the organization and the country’s current reckoning with race and systemic oppression”.
During the live event, a drive-thru donation drop-off was held at MacGregor Park this morning. Blankets, water, diapers, and other essential items were collected to later be distributed to two local non-profits – the World Youth Foundation and St. Johns Downtown Church.
For those still wanting to submit a donation you can register here.
Content by Mayor Sylvester Turner