2013: Challenges Beyond The Dream

Oklahoma City Martin King Holiday Coalition Announces Dates For 2013 events

The Oklahoma City Martin Luther King Holiday Coalition has set January 21, 2013 as the date for the 2013 Holiday Celebration. This marks the 30th year that the coalition has sponsored this event. The coalition has worked diligently to make this event inclusive of all races, creeds, nationalities and religions.

The theme for this year is “Challenges Beyond The Dream”. The Coalition believes that this theme takes on an even greater significance with the re-election of President Barrack Obama.

The parade will begin at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, located at 127 N.W. 7th, Oklahoma City. In addition to the parade there will be the traditional Silent March beginning at 9AM at the Freedom Center and ending at the Oklahoma Historical Society for the annual Bell Ringing Ceremony. There will also be a Job Fair at The Henrietta B. Foster Center located at 614 N.E. 4th Street.

The Coalition is seeking volunteers to assist in the planning and execution of these events. This celebration could never happen without the support of the community and the group welcomes anyone to attend their meetings at 5:30 PM every Tuesday evening at the Lennie Marie Tolliver Building, 2001 North Martin Luther King Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK.

There will be no on-site registrations for parade participation this year. Parade entry forms (PDF) can be downloaded from this page, along with the parade participate information letter (PDF). Deadline for returning applications is Jan. 11.

For more information, please contact Winard Brown at 410-7740 or R.L. Doyle at 413-4372.

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