Media Advisory: MLK Day Parade

Media advisory for the 41st annual Original MLK Day Parade on Monday, January 21.
Mayor Turner will join the Black Heritage Society for the city-backed, unified 41st annual Original MLK Day Parade honoring Dr. King’s life and legacy.

Special guests:
The 2019 Grand Marshals are U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis, along with Astros Outfielder and 2017 World Series MVP, George Springer and Grammy-nominated performer Brian Courtney Wilson.
10 a.m. Monday, January 21.
The parade’s new route will start at Lamar and Smith near Houston City Hall.
* 9 a.m. – media check-in begins at the northwest corner of Smith and McKinney.
* 9:30 a.m. – parade opening ceremony begins featuring Mayor Turner, Congressman Lewis, George Springer, Brian Courtney-Wilson and the MLK Parade Unified Choir.
* 9:55 am – participants take group photo
* 10 a.m. – parade begins
* Thank you for covering the parade.

TASTE OF HOUSTON: Immediately following the parade, the Black Heritage Society will host the 3rd Annual MLK, Jr. Taste of Houston festival at Hermann Square (900 Smith St.) in Downtown Houston.

Alan Bernstein
Communications Director
Office: 832.393.0800
Mobile: 832.943.9835
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Mary Benton
Press Secretary
Office: 832.393.0830
Mobile: 713.208.6229
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Black Heritage Society

Ashley Small

Mageida Sopon

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