43rd Annual MLK Commemorative Parade is accompanied by a host of other events

Editor’s Note, January 12: All events originally listed except for the Commemorative Parade have been canceled due to rising Covid cases. They have been removed from the original article. 

In addition to the 43rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Parade taking place on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, there are a host of other events preceding the parade, all connected to the parade theme: Hope and Action: The Fierce Urgency of Now.”

“Given our unique history, Tulsa is a city that is always eager to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy,” said Pleas Thompson, president of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Society. “We encourage the public to participate in these other rich opportunities for education, reflection and healing.”

Other MLK Commemoration Society Events are as follows:

Mon., Jan. 17, 2022: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Parade, 11 a.m.              

Each year, over 100 entries participate in the Tulsa MLK Parade with themed floats, music and marchers. Thousands of people are expected to attend the parade that begins at the corner of N. Detroit Ave. and John Hope Franklin Blvd. and meanders through historic Greenwood Avenue to Archer, ending near ONEOK Field. This year’s virtual parade begins at 11 a.m. and will air live on KTUL-ABC’s News Channel 8 beginning at 11 a.m. Parade winners will be announced during the festivities.

The organization is actively seeking volunteers for Parade Day. For additional information, please visit www.mlktulsa.com, call 918-492-9495 or email at mlktulsa@gmail.com.

About the MLK Jr. Commemoration Society

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Society, Inc. is a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based   501(c) (3) nonprofit organization focused on honoring and preserving the works and ideals that Dr. King practiced. Tax-deductible donations to the MLK Scholarship Fund or the Celebration may be made without participating in the parade. Any amount is sincerely appreciated. Checks should be made out to “MLK Commemoration Society” and mailed to: P.O. Box 14025; Tulsa, OK  74159-1025.

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