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Knoxville Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day parade cancelled

University of Tennessee Emeritus Maxine Thompson Davis said the community needs more education and unity.
Knoxville has several events planned leading up to MLK Day 2022.  (AP Photo/John Rous)
Knoxville has several events planned leading up to MLK Day 2022. (AP Photo/John Rous)(John Rous | AP)
Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 3:58 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2022 at 9:54 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The traditional memorial parade is just one of several events the Knoxville community is planning to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Gallery of Arts Tribute kicks off events this Friday at 5:00 p.m. at the Emporium Center. Events continue next week with a noon prayer service at Central Baptist Church in Bearden. Events continue with an educational symposium, Night with the Arts Tribute, and more. There was originally a parade planned for the holiday, but it was cancelled due to weather.

University of Tennessee Emeritus Maxine Thompson Davis said the community needs more education and unity. “So, I have seen some improvement. But then we have gone backward as well. And we have got to get on the track of where we are unified and where we are striving and moving forward for justice and equality for all people.”

You can find a complete listing of King Celebration 2022 events here.

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