TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The 44th Annual Tulsa Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Parade will be held in the Greenwood District Monday.
"We Are Stronger When Working Together" is this year's theme for the parade, which will celebrate the revered civil rights leader's legacy.
“If there’s one thing that Dr. King and Tulsa’s MLK Parade continues to remind us, it’s that the flame of hope is one that endures and we must work to keep the dream alive,” said Pleas Thompson, president of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Society. “By coming together on this special day, we honor Dr. King’s message of peace, love and equality and recognize that we are always more powerful when working together. I can think of no better theme for our parade and look forward to seeing everybody there on January 16.”
Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Tulsa to view the more than 100 participants in the parade, featuring themed floats, music, and marchers.
The goal of the parade is for everyone to have fun, to remember Dr. King's legacy, and how they can be a part of keeping his dream alive.
The parade began at 11 a.m. at the corner of North Detroit Avenue and John Hope Franklin Boulevard, winding through historic Greenwood Avenue, and ended near ONEOK Field.
NewsChannel 8 broadcast the parade on TV and livestreamed the full parade on Facebook, YouTube, and online.