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MLK Parade kicks off holiday celebration in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The annual Northeast Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March was held Monday morning on 125 North Fisher Street in Jonesboro to kick off the holiday celebration.

Although the weather was damp, it did not prevent a long line of participants stretched out for nearly a mile.  There were color guards, marching bands, churches, and university organizations all joining together to walk down Johnson Avenue to honor Dr. King's life and legacy.

Parade participants like Dr. Charles Coleman say that Jonesboro is "absolutely lucky" to have this type of parade to honor King.

The parade was just one of the events going on this week to celebrate the holiday, other events will include a play, luncheon and lecture series.

For more information on events coming up this week call the ASU Leadership Center at 972-2055.

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