The second annual festival is created to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s message, life and legacy.
At 11 a.m., the 21st annual MLK Jr.
Claytee White, director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries and active member of the local African-American community, said she hopes the parade will continue to unite different communities and age groups. It will feature musical performances by the El Sistema Somerville afterschool music program, and the Somerville High School World Percussion Ensemble, as well as readings by winners of a student essay contest.
The program, "In the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr". "So we thought that would be very appropriate with Dr. King's philosophy and also timely".
Annual Midwest City Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"I think it's important because we care about our home".
After researching the "I Have a Dream" speech and Martin Luther King Jr., the Jamestown students were tasked with writing their own speeches.
This was accomplished Saturday night through musical selections such as "This Little Light of Mind", "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", "Never Have to be Alone" and others; prayer; creative interpretations; candle lightings in Dr. King's memory; and special remarks about the impression his incredible life made on America. Day Celebration is focusing on this year, hence the "Be the Dream" theme for this year's event, which returns to the Chehalem Cultural Center Monday.
Woodland city staff report the event will also take a look at the historical civil rights movement, which will include living history speakers and educational displays.
Lilliboe said her mom went to Alabama not to die, but to help people to vote.
"You have to know how today affects tomorrow". Milton said Chelle Luper Wilson, the daughter of late Oklahoma City civil rights activist Clara Luper, will be keynote speaker, while Midwest City Councilwoman Christine Price Allen will serve as emcee.