|While parades were plentiful, Monday also was a Day of Service in which hundreds of thousands around the country participated in community service projects.
Dr. King was born Jan. 15, 1929 and died at age 39 on April 4, 1968. The first MLK federal holiday was observed on Jan. 20, 1986.
There were plenty of parades on Monday in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Florida Courier photojournalist Kim Gibson attended parades in South Florida and captured some of the state’s youngest celebrants as they marched, stepped, danced and even pranced.