Marchers brave the cold to attend Dothan's MLK Day Parade

Published: Jan. 20, 2020 at 6:19 PM CST
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Cold weather in the Circle City couldn’t keep people from attending the Dothan MLK Day Parade on Monday.

Marchers bundled up and met at the Northview Mall Plaza II.

From there, they made three-mile trek to Greater Beulah Baptist Church.

Organizers have hosted the event for years and said it’s just as relevant now as when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. marched for equal rights.

“At one time, there was not a place where we could come together as one people, come together in unity," said Organizer, Celeste Morehead.

"And Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought so hard for that, and yet we still have struggles today, but we want children to know, and people who weren’t here during that time, to understand that we didn’t get here just by getting here. We got here on the life and legacy of Dr. King,” Morehead said.

The parade concluded at Greater Beulah with a program celebrating the civil rights icon.

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