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Houston's Original MLK Day Parade Rolls Through Downtown

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Doogie Roux
Presented by The Black Heritage Society and The City of Houston Houston, the Original MLK Day Parade honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrated his work in the Civil Rights Movement. The parade's grand marshal was Houston's very own, two-time heavyweight champion, George Foreman. The event also boasted over 75 entries: marching bands, 8 decorated floats, dance teams, military and ROTC groups, first responders, city and county officials, VIP guest appearances and notable organizations from around the world. (Photos by Doogie Roux)