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Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmCost: Free
Celebrate our history as Dublin GA commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 25th Annual MLK Parade on Saturday, January 19th at noon in Downtown Dublin. With over 175 floats, Dublin’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade is the second largest in Georgia!
Be Part of History
Make history with your own float as the parade marches down Telfair Street through Downtown Dublin to the Bellevue historic district.
The application fee for the MLK Parade is $35. To participate, call Laura Irwin at 478-272-3966, or James Holder at 478-697-1366 or click 2019 MLK Parade application.
The deadline for entries is December 21, 2018.
In honor of Dr. King’s legacy of service through his philosophy of nonviolence, and service to humanity, the theme for this year’s parade is: Living the Dream: Building A Bridge To Unity
A Dublin Connection
On April 17, 1944, the Colored Elks Clubs of Georgia held their state convention at First African Baptist Church in Dublin and sponsored an essay contest. A 15 year old student at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta delivered a speech entitled “The Negro and the Constitution.” Little did the audience realize they were witnessing the first public speech by Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., and the start of the Civil Rights Movement.
For more information on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his connection to Dublin’s First African Baptist Church, visit http://firstafricanbaptistdublinga.com.