MLK Parade

Post-parade MLK program put together on the fly
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Monday’s after-parade program, an extension of a weekend that featured numerous observances in honor of slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., didn’t go exactly as planned. But, despite having to establish a new program on the fly and to deal with an uncooperative sound system, things went smoothly and quickly. More than 150 people, from babies in the arms of their…
Thousand-plus enjoy annual MLK parade
An estimated crowd of more than 1,000 men, women and children were on hand Monday as Atmore paid tribute to slain Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual MLK Day Parade, organized by Concerned Citizens of Atmore. The caravan of marchers, pickups pulling boats and decorated trailers, motorcycles, cars and other conveyances was cheered on as it progressed from its Houston Avery Park staging area, onto…