MIAMI – On the holiday celebrating one of America’s greatest citizens, Local 10 News is proud to present coverage of the 43rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade through the streets of Miami’s historic Liberty City neighborhood.
Local 10 News anchors Nicole Perez and Calvin Hughes hosted the parade Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade team coverage.
“I’ve been a resident of Miami for 63 years. So, you know, it’s a pleasure to be out here and to honor him. Thank God for him that we are able to do this for him,” Karen Dixon told Local 10 News reporter Samantha Bryant.
As one of the longest-running parades in the nation, the parade featured more than 100 local groups; including schools, marching bands, churches, and dancers.
The parade traveled down Northwest 54th Street. It started at Northwest 10th Avenue and followed the route King used to travel when visiting Miami.
“What a great way to start off the year recognizing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who taught us about liberty and ensuring that everyone in our community has an opportunity to be successful,” Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said. “That’s what we pride ourselves on, and it’s just a wonderful day to showcase our community’s diversity and also, of course, to honor his legacy.”