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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

  • The MLK parade that took place in downtown Houston marched next to some local landmarks such as Minute Maid Park. (Photo Credit: Photo by Lanny Griffith via Facebook)
    The MLK parade that took place in downtown Houston marched next to some local landmarks such as Minute Maid Park. (Photo Credit: Photo by Lanny Griffith via Facebook)
  • The MLK Grande Parade consists of 30 marching bands and 15 floats, according to the organizers of the event. (Photo Credit: Photoby MLK Grande Parade Houston via Facebook)
    The MLK Grande Parade consists of 30 marching bands and 15 floats, according to the organizers of the event. (Photo Credit: Photoby MLK Grande Parade Houston via Facebook)
  • Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner participated in the MLK parade that marched through downtown Houston. (Photo Credit: Photo by Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, via Facebook)
    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner participated in the MLK parade that marched through downtown Houston. (Photo Credit: Photo by Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, via Facebook)
  • Local immigration activist Cesar Espinosa (first from the right) posted this photo with Dr. Martin Luther King III (center) taken at the parade in downtown Houston. Also in the photo: U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (first from the left) and U.S. Congressman Al Green (second from the right). (Photo Credit: Photo by Cesar Espinosa via Facebook)
    Local immigration activist Cesar Espinosa (first from the right) posted this photo with Dr. Martin Luther King III (center) taken at the parade in downtown Houston. Also in the photo: U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (first from the left) and U.S. Congressman Al Green (second from the right). (Photo Credit: Photo by Cesar Espinosa via Facebook)
  • Houston City Council Member Mike Knox (At Large-1) also participated in the parade that marched through downtown Houston.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Lanny Griffith via Facebook)
    Houston City Council Member Mike Knox (At Large-1) also participated in the parade that marched through downtown Houston. (Photo Credit: Photo by Lanny Griffith via Facebook)

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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