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Lafayette's Martin Luther King Jr. Day events continue

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 02:03:29-05

Martin Luther King Junior Day is Monday, and the City of Lafayette is continuing their three-day celebration.

Events begin at 8:30 a.m. at the MLK Center with a flag raising, followed by a community luncheon program at 11:30 a.m., health screenings, voter registration, displays, booths and exhibits.

The day culminates with an evening program that begins at 6 p.m. and will feature the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III, Pastor, Charity Missionary Baptist Church, North Charleston, South Carolina and Vice-President, Religious Affairs and External Relations, National African Network.

On Saturday, guests of the recreation center enjoyed a musical extravaganza and a youth pageant.

On Sunday, the annual parade was held. The route started at the Martin Luther King Center and made its way down MLK Memorial Parkway (Willow Street) before ending at the Clifton Chenier Center/Church of Philadelphia.

Parade participants and parade-goers spoke with KATC's Jordan Lippincott about what Dr. King's legacy means to them. Check out the video above.