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Hope Star - Hope, AR
  • Parade celebrates Obama, King

  • Hundreds of people paraded through downtown Little Rock to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate the second inauguration of President Obama.
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  • Hundreds of people paraded through downtown Little Rock to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate the second inauguration of President Obama. Organizers say that more than 100 groups participated in Monday's annual "marade" — the combination of a march and parade. The event featured high school marching bands, community service organizations and local businesses. Following the parade, dozens gathered in front of the capitol building to hear musical performances and a recitation of King's "I Have a Dream Speech." While the event was aimed in part at celebrating Obama's inauguration, technical difficulties prevented those in attendance from watching the president's address. The festivities were sponsored by the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the College of Aspiring Artists.
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