Each year, the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are celebrated on the third Monday in January, the federal observance of the birth of the civil rights icon. And, each year, students and staff of Gwinnett County Public Schools mark the occasion by taking part in the Gwinnett County MLK Parade and Celebration, sponsored by the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc.
This year’s celebration is set for Monday, Jan. 21, with a theme of “Leadership: You are the Difference!” The event will kick off at 11 a.m. with a brief ceremony, followed by the annual parade at noon. The two-mile parade route begins at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center (GJAC) and concludes at Moore MS. A community celebration— featuring student performances and student artwork and information on community resources— will begin in the school cafeteria following the parade. Activities will conclude at 3 p.m.
Organizers advise that parking at Moore MS is limited and no parking will be available at GJAC. Limited van service will be available between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., running between Moore MS and parking lots at Central Gwinnett HS and First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. GJAC is located at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville and the school address is 1221 Lawrenceville Highway, also in Lawrenceville.
Contact the United Ebony Society with questions.