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Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmCost: Free
Celebrate our history as Dublin GA commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Saturday, January 18th 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.
The deadline for entries is December 30th.
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: One Act Of Kindness Can Change The World
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.
Be a part of history participating in the annual Oratorical Speech Contest. Contest packet and theme coming soon!
For more information on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his connection to Dublin’s First African Baptist Church, visit http://firstafricanbaptistdublinga.com.