UPDATE: Houston Honors Dr. Martin Luther King With Its Traditional Parades

Elected officials like Mayor Sylvester Turner mingled with Houstonians to celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights icon

Houston and Houstonians celebrated on Monday the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King’s with two parades.

One of them took place in downtown Houston, marching close to local landmarks like Minute Maid Park, and included the participation of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Some members of the Houston City Council –such as Mike Knox (At Large-1)– and even members of Congress, such as Sheila Jackson Lee (Democrat, Texas 18th Congressional District) and Al Green (Democrat, Texas 9th Congressional District) also attended the downtown parade.

The other parade, called the MLK Grande Parade, consisted of 30 marching bands and 15 floats, according to the organizers of the event and it marched through midtown Houston.

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