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Union NAACP Plans its First MLK Parade

Chris Woodson

The Union County NAACP will be hosting their first Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade on Saturday, July 16, at 2 p.m. Traditionally when people think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., events, they think about them being held in January. After speaking with Leroy Worthy, President of the Union County NAACP, this parade is designed as an anniversary celebration of the dedication of the Martin Luther King Memorial Hwy. in Union County. It was dedicated on July 18, 2021, and 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 Dr. King's commitment and fight for civil rights. We spoke with Leroy Worthy, president of the Union County NAACP, and he gave us a little more information:

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Parade organizers invite everyone to attend and join in the fun as they celebrate community and unity. If you would like to participate in the parade on July 16, please contact any member of the Union County NAACP or visit the Union County Carnegie Library for more information and to register for the parade.

Leroy Worthy on Union's upcoming MLK parade
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