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NOLA Celebrates 31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Harvey Brown | 1/18/2017, 12:37 p.m. | Updated on 1/18/2017, 12:37 p.m.
On Monday, January 16th, New Orleans celebrated the 31st Annual Martin Luther King Holiday. The morning event was themed as ...

On Monday, January 16th, New Orleans celebrated the 31st Annual Martin Luther King Holiday. The morning event was themed as New Orleans Together, promoting a space of equity among the citizens of New Orleans. The City celebrated the holiday with the signing of the National Black Anthem, an Interfaith Prayer and a Keynote Speech Address by Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough. After the formal event, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, accompanied by several City officials, leaders, dance troupes and marching bands, led a 1.5 march from City Hall to Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.