Friends of King School District Hosted March/Parade Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday

New Orleans Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams Served as Grand Marshal

Data News Staff Edited Report

To celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Friends of King School District hosted a march/parade on Saturday, January 14th.

The theme for the parade/march was “Wake Up Everybody: Together We Can Be the Dream.” Student participation emphasized the importance of non-violence. New Orleans Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams served as the Grand Marshal. She led local middle and high school marching units and Greek Letter Organizations in this commemorative celebration.

“Dr. King Charter School stands as a beacon of hope in the Lower Ninth Ward serving as the only public school in the community,” said Dr. Eartha Johnson, President of the Friends of King School District. “Our goal was that we not only honored Dr. King this weekend, but that our country begins to replicate everything he stood for.”

Some of the marching units that participated are MLK High School Marching Band, Thurgood Marshall Middle School Band, John F. Kennedy High School Band, New Orleans East Satin Dolls Dance Team, Eleanor McMain Secondary School Band, and more.

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