Scenes from the MLK Day Parade in Jacksonville

By Sarah Williamson |

On this day, Martin Luther King Jr. would have celebrated his 83rd birthday. The city of Jacksonville celebrated it as school groups and organizations lined the streets with performances, costumes and signs covered with King’s most monumental quotes. There was both emotion and excitement running through the crowd as his dream continues to spread. Jacksonville’s first African American Mayor, Alvin Brown, was amongst them.

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