Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday parades 2012
Date: 1/16/2012 Album ID: 1396171
Photos by Tampa Bay Times staff
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Thousands gather on Monday morning for many of the the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday parades happening around the country
Cheryl Randle leans over the rail to check out the parade during the 27th Annual National Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Justice Parade through downtown St. Petersburg.   [Leah Millis, Times]
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Willie Clay, front left, vies for the ball with Robbie Gordon as teammates (from back left) Austin Burchard, Kenjy Asin and Ron Richardson for the Tampa Bay Strong Dogs Wheelchair Basketball Team shoot hoops before the 27th Annual National Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Justice Parade through downtown St. Petersburg.   [Leah Millis, Times]
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The St. Augustine High School Marching 100 are one of the first bands to kick off the 27th Annual National Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Justice Parade through downtown St. Petersburg.
[Leah Millis, Times]
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From left, Precious Thomas, 13, hugs Daneia Gray, 20, as fellow pageant winner Nicole Pittman, 14, right stands by before the 27th Annual National Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Justice Parade through downtown St. Petersburg.  [Leah Millis, Times]
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Emily Bordignon, 17,  front right, of the Osceola High School Color Guard practices with her team before the 27th Annual National Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Justice Parade through downtown St. Petersburg.  [Leah Millis, Times]
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Chris Middlebrooks, 6, of the Little Hometown Soldiers holds part of the group's banner up front as they prepare to march during the 27th Annual National Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Justice Parade through downtown St. Petersburg.   [Leah Millis, Times]
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Children hold out their hands for beads during the 27th Annual National Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Justice Parade through downtown St. Petersburg.  [Leah Millis, Times]
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Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church Marching Band march past the crowd during the 27th Annual National Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Justice Parade through downtown St. Petersburg. [Leah Millis, Times]
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Keynote speaker Dr. Michael Miller addresses a gathering of people at The African American Club of Pasco on Pine Hill Road in Port Richey. They hosted its Annual Dr. Martin Luther King event  Monday, it  started with a prayer and a song by a choir, then a symbolic march from the Union Missionary Baptist Church at 6235 Pine Hill Road,  to the African American Club building at 6105 Pine Hill Road.  Miller is a motivational speaker.  [Skip O'Rourke  | Times]
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Citizens, religious leaders and government officials walk down Pine Hill Road in Port Richey singing in a symbolic march in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Day.  [Skip O'Rourke  | Times]
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Left to Right: Viewing the  27th annual National Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Drum Major For Justice Parade along Central Avenue, St. Petersburg are: Amyia Chatman, (CQ), 11, St. Petersburg, her mother Terri Chatman, St. Petersburg, and Ruthie Lane, Safety Harbor. It's a great day for me and everyone, said Lane. Yes, we have overcome.    [Scott Keeler, Times]
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Amber Phillips, (CQ), center, of Seminole carries a Stand Up For Justice, sign with other members of Temple Beth El, St. Petersburg, along Central Avenue, Monday in the  27th annual National Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Drum Major For Justice Parade.    [Scott Keeler, Times]
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Members of the Northeast High School Marching Band parade along Central Avenue, Monday in St. Petersburg during the 27th annual National Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Drum Major For Justice Parade.   [Scott Keeler, Times]
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Marching bands march along Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Monday during the 27th annual National Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Drum Major For Justice Parade.   [Scott Keeler, Times]
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Members of the All Nations Conquerors, St. Petersburg, march along Central Avenue and 6th Street Monday, during the 27th annual National Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Drum Major For Justice Parade.   [Scott Keeler, Times]
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Robert Oliphant holds his grandson, Jaden Miller, 2, along Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Monday, during the 27th annual National Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Drum Major For Justice Parade. Both are from St. Petersburg. It was Jaden Miller's first parade to see.      [Scott Keeler, Times]
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Right: G'Asia Waters, 11, of St. Petersburg, marches along Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Monday during the 27th annual National Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Drum Major For Justice Parade in St. Petersburg. Waters is a 5th grader in the Delta Academy.   [Scott Keeler, Times]
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The Largo High School Band of Gold marches down Cleveland St. in downtown Clearwater during the Clearwater/Upper Pinellas Branch of the NAACP 28th Annual celebration of Martin Luther King.  [Jim Damaske, Times]
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