By Charlotte Smith
It has been 57 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave the “I have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., but the dream carries on across the nation today. Many proved the dream is still alive this morning as they lined the street in Elizabethtown, North Carolina for the annual Martin Luther King Junior Day Parade.
View a video recorded live this morning, January 20,2020 of the parade:
The parade had over 100 entries participating and the spectators were too many to count. The crowd stretched the full length of the parade route; from Main Street down through Poplar Street people were celebrating.
Additional celebrations at other venues throughout the county were held on Monday offering food, entertainment, banquets, cook-outs, and speeches.