Houstonians remember a civil rights icon

January 21, 2008 4:42:59 AM PST
Two parades are planned in Houston to celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy. It was a coin toss that decided which organization would be given the right to march through downtown this year. But the toss did not settle what has been a bitter battle between organizers of the parades.

In years past, the Black Heritage Society and the MLK Parade Foundation have hosted two rival parades downtown.

But this year, the city enforced its 'one downtown parade per day' policy and the Black Heritage Society won the coin toss last month. That parade will start at 10am at the corner of Capitol and Jackson, not far from Minute Maid Park.

The MLK Parade Foundation's Parade has been moved just west of downtown. It starts at 2pm at Taft and Allen Parkway.

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