The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Garland, Texas Unit will host its 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade and march on Saturday, January 15, 2022, beginning at 10:00 A.M. The 2022 theme is “Honoring Dr. King During COVID-19.” Ms. LaKisha Culpepper, Garland ISD Liaison to the African American Community, will serve as Grand Marshal. Participants include numerous community groups including GISD marching bands, drill teams, flag carriers and cheerleaders, church and senior groups, and local leaders.
The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Dairy Road @ Garden Drive (near Embree Park), Garland, Texas, and proceeds north on Dairy Road to Highway 66 (Avenue D),west (left) on Highway 66 (Avenue D) to First Street, north (right) on First Street to Highway 66 (Avenue B), west (left) on Highway 66 (Avenue B) to Glenbrook Drive, north (right) on Glenbrook Drive to Austin Street, east (right) on Austin Street to the Granville Arts Center. The parade ends at the Granville Arts Center, 300 North Fifth at Austin Street, downtown Garland, TX, 75040.
After the parade, the Garland ISD presents a free musical performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at the Granville Arts Center.