Hundreds of people marched in downtown Lexington on Jan. 21 to celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
One reveler said it’s the “one time of year people can act like fools.”
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.
City officials are still working out logistics for the second weekend of January, when Lexington will likely host an unprecedented four parades from Friday to Monday.
Confederate flag supporters have applied for a permit to march on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but had hoped to swap dates with the Community Anti-Racism Education Initiative.
By Ashley Faulkner With the parade just a day away, Ronnie Coffey sits at his paper-covered desk answering phone calls…