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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Event Date: January 16, 2017

The DPS community is invited to join Denver Board of Education members, Superintendent Tom Boasberg, educators and students as we come together Monday, Jan. 16, to commemorate the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 31st annual MLK Marade.

“The goal is to publicly come together and affirm our deep belief in, and support for, Dr. King’s ideals of opportunity and equality for all members of our community. These ideals are at the heart of public education,” said Boasberg, who marches annually in the Marade.

“It’s important to show that we can all come together and demonstrate that we value every member of our community. Going forward, we’re all going to have to work together to build the kind of community we aspire to.”

Student groups such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College drum line, Manual High School basketball team and Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello student leaders will be in attendance during the Marade and at commemorative events around Denver.

Those interested in joining DPS should meet at the front entrance of East High School — at the “E” — at 16th and Esplanade. A program, including the laying of the wreath at the MLK “I have a Dream” memorial, begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a walk to Civic Center Park at 10:30 a.m. Learn more about the Marade on this city webpage.