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We look forward to the 15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Walk & Parade – another festive experience.
Participants are committed to continuing this strong tradition started more than 30 years ago by radio talk show host and community activist Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene, Washington Informer publisher and philanthropist Dr. Calvin W. Rolark and former Ward 8 Councilmember Wilhelmina J. Rolark when they organized the annual Martin Luther King Day Parade (on one of the nation’s first streets named in honor of the civil rights leader, following his death in 1968).
The parade began in 1979, six years before Kings’s birthday became a federal holiday. We continue the tradition and celebration that the Rolarks and Petey Greene started, as we honor Dr. King and keep his message alive.
The Peace Walk & Parade will commence at 9:00 am on Monday, January 18th
Community Clean Up – 9am | at Shepherd Park, Washington, DC