HOPE Members to march in 2023 45th Annual MLK Jr Parade

HOPE Members to March in the 45th Annual Original MLK Jr Parade & Festival in Downtown Houston.

On Monday, January 16th, 2023, the Greater Houston community celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As a leader in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was at the forefront of issues of race, class, and justice. HOPE Members are proud to participate in the parade honoring Dr. King.

Click HERE to join HOPE in the 45th Annual MLK Jr Parade!

NOTE: Parking is available for those arriving before 8:15 AM at Lot H (1643 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007). The map is below, and passes will be distributed on-site. HOPE members will be Group 12-A, so we'll see you there!

On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis to support AFSCME sanitation workers. This workforce was entirely comprised of black men, marking the struggle as truly an intersection between race and organized labor. That evening, he delivered his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech to a packed room of supporters. The next day, he was assassinated. While the sanitation workers would be victorious, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined an unfortunately long list of leaders whose lives would be cut short in the struggle for change.

Click HERE for more on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's history with Unions.

HOPE members look forward to seeing you at the 45th Annual MLK Jr. Parade. Stay connected here at the HOPE Website and HOPE Facebook for more information.