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First Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Set for This Weekend

Daniel Prince

Parade will honor the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and last year's dedication of MLK Memorial Highway

As a reminder, The Union County NAACP will be hosting their first Martin Luther King Parade this Saturday, July 16, at 2pm. Traditionally, Martin Luther King events are held in January, the month King was born. However, Leroy Worthy, president of the Union County NAACP, said that this parade is designed as an anniversary celebration of the dedication of the Martin Luther King Hwy. in Union County, which was dedicated on July 18, 2021. It runs from the Bantam Chef down toward the Post Office. The July parade also commemorates the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was signed July 2, 1964, and it remembers Dr. King’s commitment and fight for civil rights.

WBCU News spoke with Worthy, who told us more about the parade:

(audio below story)

Leroy Worthy on the MLK parade
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