46th Annual "Original" Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade

Style Magazine Newswire | 1/9/2024, 10:29 a.m.
Attention residents of Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas! The Black Heritage Society Inc. has partnered with the City of …

Attention residents of Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas! The Black Heritage Society Inc. has partnered with the City of Houston to organize the 46th Annual "Original" MLK Parade. The parade will occur on Monday, January 15, 2024, at 10:00 am in Downtown Houston and is open to the Public. The parade will commence at the corner of Smith and McKinney in front of Houston's City Hall. This year's theme for the parade is "Brotherly Love is the Strongest Advocacy for Peace, Freedom, and Justice for All!"

The Black Heritage Society Inc. is excited to honor leaders who continue the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a champion of civil rights. The 46th "Original" MLK Jr. Parade will be led by Attorney Benjamin Crump, ESQ, a civil rights lawyer, who will serve as the Grand Marshal. Commissioner Adrain Garcia and Pastor Walter August Jr. will also serve as co-Grand Marshals for the 46th Annual "Original" MLK Jr. Parade. These individuals exemplify brotherly love and selflessness, critical qualities of civil rights leaders. Teresa Brewer, the President of the Society, stated that civil rights leaders live to help those in need.

Please take note of the following information regarding our annual Black Heritage Society Banquet, which will take place on January 13, 2024. We invite you to join us for an evening of musical entertainment featuring the Kashmere Stage Reunion Band and the opportunity to explore the Buffalo Soldier Museum. The event will commence at 6:00 pm at the Buffalo Soldier Museum at 3816 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas. Our Keynote Speaker for the evening will be Nate Griffin, Fox 26 Morning Sports Anchor/Reporter. Additionally, we welcome Rev. Dr. Derek King, the nephew of the late Rev. M.L. King Jr., as one of our special guests. Experience an elegant evening with Emcee Me-Me MMoney. (Alphonse Dotson --former NFL Oakland Raiders) Dotson Cervantes Wines' silent auction is available at the Black Heritage Society Banquet and online! Purchase tickets on our website, linked below.

Black Heritage Society Inc. presents The MLK Weekend and Holiday Festivities:

*The Black Heritage Society Banquet is located at the Buffalo Soldier Museum on 01/13/2024, starting at 6 pm

*Rev. Dr. Derek King, Guest Minister at St. Paul AME Church -- Pastor Roderick Dawson at Grears Road Houston, Texas

46th Original MLK Jr. Parade in Partnership with the City of Houston 01/15/2024

*The Martin Luther King Jr. Festival and Children's Day of Service event will occur immediately after the Hermann Park Square parade. It will be held around the Reflection Pool at Houston City Hall and is open to the Public. The event will feature fun activities, live entertainment, vendors, and food trucks. Children are encouraged to bring gifts or gas cards for the Day of Service, which will be donated to the World Youth Foundation--and Potter's Smile Sickel Cell Dentistry Awareness. Also, get your COVID, Flu, or Vaccination because the City of Houston Health Department will be onsite. Shot records are encouraged.

Most importantly, we are excited to announce the 46th "Original" MLK Jr. Parade lineup in 2024. The parade will feature Attorney Benjamin Crump, a Civil Rights Leader and Legacy, as the Grand Marshal. We are also honored to have Reverend Dr. Derek King, the nephew of Late Dr. MLK Jr., as one of the special guests. The parade will showcase participants such as Co-Grand Marshals, floats, marching bands, community-based organizations, civil servants, politicians, businesses, corporations, fraternities, sororities, unions, celebrities, and national figures. Thanks to our Corporate and Major Partners, United Airlines--official airline Partner; ABC 13 Television Partner; Radio One--97.9,102.1 Partner; HEB, Houston Methodist Hospital, Stellar Bank, McDonald's Owners Operators of Greater Houston, and others for making this possible. Big Chicken will donate a percentage of purchases to Black Heritage Society Inc. for mentioning the Original MLK Jr. Parade from January 13, 2024, through January 15, 2024. A big thanks to McDonald's Owners Operators of Greater Houston for breakfasting our school bus participants at the MLK Jr. Parade.

Registration for the parade entry is now closed, but vendor booths and food truck sign-ups are still available. The Black Heritage Society Inc. still needs volunteers for the parade, so we invite you to get involved. To do so, visit www.blackheritagesociet.net, email info@blackheritagesociety.net, or call 281-405-0006. Please stay tuned for upcoming weekend events leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day in honor of Dr. King's legacy.