North Texas MLK parade canceled after funding pulled amid protest threat

When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott he was not hoping to win a Nobel Peace Prize

When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott he was not hoping to win a Nobel Peace Prize

Some minority rights advocates had objected to the choice of Abbott as honorary grand marshal of the Toyota North Texas Martin Luther King Jr.

Event organizers are required to pay for security and logistics-related funding based on the size of the event, Warren said.

But the governor earlier in the week tweeted: "I am a Christian, I've committed my life to ensuring justice, I come in peace".

The parade was billed as a way to combine MLK events in Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman and Collin counties in one regional celebration.

The celebration kicked off Friday night with the "Advance the Dream" awards banquet in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at UT Arlington. "It's my honor to stand with San Diego Pride every day to make our community a welcoming and supportive place for San Diegans".

Barbee said organizers plan to appeal the city's decision, but Yelverton said the group had already missed several deadlines, making the parade impossible to pull off.

Despite the parade's uncertain fate, the city is still hosting a four-day Martin Luther King Jr. Activities planned for the weekend can be found at. "As we review his career and public service, it is fair to say that Greg Abbott has done more to damage and undermine African-American and Latino civil and voter rights, educational opportunities and economic empowerment than any other modern-day Texas governor". The 38th annual parade is Sunday, January 14 and will march between Harbor Drive and Embarcadero.

Barbee said there are bands, floats, and guests, including Martin Luther King Jr.'s son, who were planning to attend.

"It is a reminder ... of the power and the valuable asset and resource (King) was", he said.

The Fort Worth parade begins at Ninth and Commerce streets, heads west on Ninth Street, then north on Houston Street, and east on First Street, before heading south on Main Street.

Rev. Kyev Tatum, a parade supporter, said he was disappointed in what had happened.

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