two parades to choose from

Houstonians wanting to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday have two parades to choose from this year.

A federal judge had to rule, but it’s official. Houston will have two separate parades to honor MLK.

City must allow 2 MLK parades
Some limits on the events may be unconstitutional, federal judge rules

The city must allow both sides in the years-long dispute between competing Martin Luther King Day parades to hold separate processions downtown next week, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Signaling that some of Houston’s restrictions on parades might be unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal ordered city officials to allow Ovide Duncantell, executive director of the Black Heritage Society, to host his Monday event in the afternoon.


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