Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Street Parade
Community Event Background

One of the most famous African American leaders in history is Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and through his past efforts to unify our nation while reducing and removing racial barriers, parades are held in his honor and memory all throughout the United States to honor and celebrate his past contributions to our nation.

The City of Las Vegas held a parade to honor Dr. King’s legacy, as this community event brought a great number of people out with floats, bands, vehicles, and other gatherings to march and drive through the downtown Las Vegas streets.  The event helped lift spirits for people of all races and creeds while celebrating Dr. King’s vision of peaceful co-existance and diversity that continues to live on with us today, enduring the test of time for America.

Peak Experience

The peak experience for this community event was watching the floats, bands and vehicles pass by with local celebrities, politicians and parade participants making an appearance in support of Dr. King’s legacy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about an MLK Jr. Day Street Parade

What kind of people attended this celebratory community event?

There are two types of people at this event:

  1. Participants (People in the MLK Parade)
  2. Spectators (People watching the MLK Parade)

Participants at this community event included local politicians, local celebrities, band members, members of various community organizations, and people who were interested in celebrating the legacy of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Spectators at this community event included parents of young children, kids, as well as curious townspeople who were interested in watching the parade and its floats / bands / parade participants.

Why would someone want to attend a community event parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Attendees at this community event parade were attending to honor and recognize the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while supporting minority black African-American community organizations that were participating.  Many people came with an attitude of service, joy, and gratitude to help others in the community, uplift spirits, and build stronger relationships locally with the other people in the region who were connected not by the color of their skin, but their vision that all people would peacefully enjoy the day together in co-existence without fear of violence, reprisal or prejudice.  Most people came to hear the music, dance, and relax among friends and fellow supporters of Dr. King’s vision that continues today.

Who is Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. is a civil rights activist that advocated for equal rights for all people regardless of the color of their skin.  He utilized non-violent procedures and civil disobediance tactics, underscored by Christian values, to become the most recognized spokesman and leader in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

More details on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Wikipedia):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr.

MLK Jr. Parade Event Notes

Daily Inspiring Community Event (DICE) – Episode 016 [DICE 20170116]
Filmed in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.
Featuring Frost Fassett, Inspiration Evangelist

In attendance: 1000+ Guests.
Peak Experience Anticipation: Learn about the life and legacy of Dr. King
Peak Experience Actual: Mostly saw dancing, music and marching without any historical context
Organized by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Las Vegas
Unique History: This was the 35th Annual Parade hosted in Las Vegas to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.
Unique People: Yanne Givens and Hobert Smith
Navigation Hinderances: Cross Streets did not come up in the Uber app
Initial User Experience Design (UXD) Issues for Visitors / Guests: There was no clear route map or start / stop location posted online.  Anyone could walk along the parade route and move among the pods of people without being stopped. No seating available for families.
Amenities: None present.
Bathroom: No directions or signs were visible to a bathroom, water or other items.
Security: Multiple police officers stationed along the route.
CPR (Celebrities, Politicians, Reporters): Several local celebrities, politicians, and reporters were present.
Family Friendly: Yes.

CREDITS
Music by Peter Sandberg
Clothing:
Shirt by 5.11 Tactical
Pants by 5.11 Tactical
Memory Foam Boots by Crevo