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Parade commemorates MLK Day in Kingsport

Published On: Jan 20 2014 10:26:00 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 20 2014 10:42:47 AM CST
MLK Parade Kingsport
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

People lined the streets of Kingsport on Monday to mark Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior Day. 

The 14th annual parade started at E. Sevier & Center Streets and continued along Center Street to Shelby Street. 

This year's theme in honor of the civil rights leader is "REMEMBER! CELEBRATE! ACT! Dr. King’s Dream For Our World”.

Kingport's city website details ways you can give back to the community and donated to community organizations.  More information can be found here.

Parade sponsors include Eastman Chemical Company, Food City, City of Kingsport, Office Depot, Joshua Generation (JGII), My Brother's Keeper, Putting Babies First, Tennessee & Virginia Fellowship Against Racism, H.O.P.E., & Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior received the Nobel Peace Prize for his civil rights fight at the age of 35.  He was assassinated while standing on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April, 4, 1968.