Come join KSBJ and NGEN Radio at the 41st Annual “Original” MLK, Jr. Birthday Parade, which will take place Monday, January 21 from 10am to 12pm with celebrations beginning in the heart of Downtown Houston at Smith and Lamar.
U.S. Representative and civil rights leader John Lewis, along with Astros outfielder and 2017 World Series MVP, George Springer, will serve as the grand marshals for the parade.
With a theme of unity and inclusion, the parade will hinge on these famous words of Dr. King: “The time is always right to do what is right.” The Black Heritage Society anticipates this year’s celebration will be one of largest in the organization’s history, with an anticipated attendance of over 40,000 plus patrons across Houston and the U.S. The parade will be a tribute to Houston’s strength and diversity and unite people from all cultures across our communities.
The diverse celebration will showcase a variety of marching bands, decorated floats, dance teams, military and ROTC groups, first responders, city and county officials, VIP guest appearances and notable organizations from around the world.
Attendance for both events will be free to the public. Be sure look out for KSBJ and NGEN Radio in the parade lineup!