Upcoming Event: Martin Luther King Jr Parade in St. Petersburg
The start of the new year is a time for dreaming big! Whether you’re looking to start a new career, pursue a healthy lifestyle, or finally plan that perfect vacation, the start is 2018 is a time to start anew and truly shine!
In 2018, one of our goals is to be even more involved with the vibrant communities in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and other parts of Tampa Bay. We’ll be getting off to a great start on Monday, January 15th, when we participate in a parade in downtown St. Petersburg to honor one of our country’s most inspirational dreamers: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. King’s Legacy
Martin Luther King was one of the most prominent leaders during the civil rights movements in the 1950s and 60s. Inspired by peaceful activists like Mahatma Gandhi and by his own Christian faith, King fought for equal rights for black Americans by promoting non-violence, tolerance, and hope. He played a role in some of the most prominent events of the civil rights movement, including a boycott of the bus system in Montgomery, Alabama after Rosa Parks, a black woman, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man. He is best known for his powerful “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered in Washington, D.C. in 1963. In it, King envisions a world in which people “will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Given more time in life, King would have likely gone on to accomplish many more great things. Unfortunately, he was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39. Still, his vision for a brighter future with equality for all still lives on.
This year, our firm will be joining thousands of others in downtown St. Petersburg to celebrate and remember Dr. King, his great leadership, and his valiant dreams. The parade will begin at 11:00 AM at 3rd Street and 1st Avenue South, and will travel west to 16th Street South. It will end across from Tropicana Field, where there will be family-friendly events following the parade.
We will be walking in the parade and handing out some fun goodies and beads galore. Come find us and join in the celebration!
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