Martin Luther King

A Celebration of Dr. King’s Birthday

Please join the Center for the Healing of Racism on Monday, January 18, 2021, 6:00 to 8:00 PM as two extraordinary women discuss internalizing Dr. King’s messages of hope and healing. A facilitated dialogue will follow the discussion. Dee Gardner, founder of Gardner Counseling Services, is a licensed psychotherapist, speaker, educator, workshop facilitator, trauma treatment consultant …

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43rd Annual “Original” MLK Day Parade & Holiday Celebration

On January 18, 2021 the Houston Black Heritage Society will celebrate its 43rd Annual “Original” MLK Day Parade and Holiday Celebration. Due to COVID-19 and the commitment to prioritizing the health and safety of our fellow citizens in the community, the City of Houston and the Black Heritage Society’s 2021 Annual “Original” MLK Day Parade will broadcast live on virtual platforms for this year. 

The Radical King and the Quest to Change America

Today MLK is celebrated for his ‘dream’ of a just America, but by the end of his career King was calling for a “radical reconstruction” of the United States. What compelled the transformation of King’s ideas and what do they tell us about our society today? Join the Rothko Chapel for our livestream 2021 Annual MLK Birthday Celebration featuring Princeton University professor of African-American Studies Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor who will engage these questions in hopes of unlocking the ideas and strategies necessary to enact effective and lasting change the United States.

Black History Month: “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

In celebration of Black History Month, the Center for the Healing of Racism will hold a dialogue on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Twelve Center members will review the contents of the letter and lead a discussion on it’s continuing importance.  The event will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 7 to 9 PM at the Center for the Healing of Racism, 3412 Crawford Street (@Holman), Houston, TX 77004.  Free parking is available across the street in HCC’s Lot 9.  The event is free and open to the public, however, donations are welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. RSVP: 713-520-8226. or

MLK Grande Parade

Celebrating! its 25th Anniversary, the MLK Grande Parade is the third largest Parade in the U.S. behind The Rose Parade and The Macy’s Day Parade. During The Annual MLK Grande Parade, 300,000 Spectators are expected and has a Viewing Audience of more than 4,000,000. The Annual MLK Grande Parade parade consists of 15 Parade floats & 30 Marching bands.

Black Heritage Society MLK Parade

Join HPJC at the 41st Annual “Original” MLK, Jr. Parade Celebration.

Monday, January 21st, 2019
McKinney Street and Smith Street – Downtown Houston (adjacent to City Hall)

Houston Ebony Opera Guild Annual Concert


“Steady Soldier”
Music commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.