This year’s parade truly was a movement of positivity and unity. Dr. King stood for civil rights and love for all people. He died leaving a legacy of desire for equality and love for all mankind. It was fitting that this year’s parade reflected that idea.
From senior line dancers, local churches to High School ROTC Teams and Drill teams, no one was left out. The Las Vegas Martin Luther King Parade is known as one of the largest Martin Luther King parades in the nation. This year’s had over 130 entries.
A new Las Vegas resident said, “I remember when I really learned about Martin Luther King. I was a student in New York and was raised understanding Malcolm X… I did a study on Dr. King and realized his ideology saved us from annihilation… He truly was a man of love.”
He then referred to a sermon he had read by Dr. King in Montgomery Alabama at Dexter Avenue Baptist church in 1957. In the sermon, Dr. King speaks to the people about “loving your enemies.” Dr. King refers to how love is his basic philosophy and theological orientation.
As we move forward and remember Dr. King’s life, The Civil Rights Movement and his great desire for freedom and equality, let us also remember there is some good in our enemy.
This year’s parade echoed that thought by people stating boldly, “All lives matter!” as they marched next to one another in unity down 15th Block on 4th street in downtown Las Vegas.