Tracie and I have joined forces with our friend MaQuettia Ledet, founder of Impact Orange, to organize the 2021 Martin Luther King Day parade in Orange, Texas where Tracie grew up.
On MLK Day 2021 (January 18), at 10 a.m., marchers will walk from Solomon Johnson Park to the steps of the Heritage House Museum in Orange.
All marchers will be asked to wear face masks and to social distance. At the end of the route, the marchers will be asked to disassemble. There will be no speeches or presentations at the end of the parade.
All necessary permissions have been obtained from the City of Orange and the Orange Mayor’s office. And the Orange Heritage House Museum has agreed to let marchers disassemble in front of the museum.
This fundraiser will pay for the special events insurance policy, which covers the marchers and the City of Orange. The insurance is the only element not yet in place.
The historic MLK Day Parade, a beloved Orange tradition, has not been held since 2018.
Repurpose Memorial and Impact Orange are pleased to revive this cherished event and to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thank you for your support. We hope you will be able to join us as we celebrate the life and work of Dr. King.
“The time is always right to do right.”
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
From “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution”
Read the speech in its entirety here.