MLK Day celebration parade : Huntsville ‘Keeping the Dream Alive’

Author: Jasamine Byrd January 13, 2024

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated bringing in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in a big way by hosting a celebratory parade.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The Huntsville community celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in a big way with a parade celebration presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in Huntsville. Delta Theta Lambda Chapter Vice President Cliff March said this is their fifth parade. 

“It’s actually the seventh year, but we’ve had to cancel two because of ice. And we’ve been blessed with a beautiful day before the [expected winter] storm,” said March. “We’ve got a lot of participants. We’ve got Alabama A&M Marching Maroon and White, fresh from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. They’re going to lead our parade today.”

Alabama A&M University Assistant Band Director Charles Conner explained that community comes first. “Community is what supports us and allows us to do big events such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and other events that we have. And so we always are taught at Alabama A&M and of course, at our historically black colleges and universities, we take care of home first.”