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Some MLK day events canceled, parade going as planned

MLK parade in downtown Tulsa
Posted at 12:48 PM, Jan 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-12 15:53:05-05

TULSA, Okla. — Mark your calendars! The 43rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Parade is taking place on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

This year's parade theme is“Hope and Action: The Fierce Urgency of Now.”

“Given our unique history, Tulsa is a city that is always eager to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy,” said Pleas Thompson, president of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Society. “We encourage the public to participate in these other rich opportunities for education, reflection, and healing.”

Due to COVID-19 some events are canceled, but the parade is to go on as scheduled.

CANCELLED - Walk in Peace

CANCELLED - MLK Interfaith Community Commemorative Service

CANCELLED - "Dream Out Loud Career Strategies for Student Success

    CANCELLED - "Keepin' It Real" Student Leadership Forum (Invitation-only)

    CANCELLED - MLK Student Awards & Sponsor Dinner (Invitation-only)

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Parade

    • Mon., Jan. 17
    • Starting at 11 a.m.

    For the past 43 years, over 100s of entries participate in the Tulsa MLK Parade with themed music, floats, and marchers. Thousands of people attend every year.

    The parade will begin at the corner of N. Detroit Ave. and John Hope Franklin Blvd. and end near ONEOK field. Parade winners will be announced during the festivities.

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