Tulsa holds parade to honor memory of Martin Luther King Jr

Monday, January 19th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Remembering Dr Martin Luther King Junior. People all across Oklahoma and the nation took time out Monday to honor the slain civil rights leader.

He would have been 75 years old last Thursday. Many in Tulsa braved the cold to take part in this year's annual parade. News on 6 reporter Patrina Adger says the cold weather didn’t stop thousands of people from attending this year's Martin Luther King parade.
It's one of the biggest if not the biggest parade in Tulsa. Some folks have the day off from school or work. But it's not just a day off for many.

Many of the floats displayed King's picture and messages of unity and diversity, a dream he lived and died for.

Some use the day to really reflect on the dream that King struggled so hard to achieve, a dream he lived and died for, which was equality for people of all colors, backgrounds and creeds.

10 year old Kiera Barnes: "He had a dream that blacks, whites and every color could sit together and could be judged.”

Erica Thomas: "I'm here to support Martin Luther King Day representing for Tulsa and everybody around here. Unity and peace and all that good stuff."