Hundreds of people marched in downtown Lexington on Jan. 21 to celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Two parades on separate dates will close Lexington streets this January for the second consecutive year.
The violent clashes in Charlottesville in August have heightened concern around Lee-Jackson and MLK day in Lexington this January.
Lee-Jackson Day and MLK Day both fall on the second weekend in January this year. To avoid tensions, the city of Lexington has revised its parade permitting process.
Celebration without conflict unfolded as two official but divergent holiday parades took to Lexington’s Main Street last weekend.
At its meeting Dec. 1, the council is expected to consider a request by the Sons of Confederate Veterans to hold a parade on Sunday, Jan. 15.