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Monday, Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Local events to honor King include the DeKalb NAACP's 11th annual MLK Jr. Day parade, which has relocated from Stone Mountain Village, in part, to coincide with the dedication of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway (Snapfinger Road), the organization's president, John Evans, told Patch. The parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Ray of Hope Christian Church and march down Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Lithonia. For some, the national holiday honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community, be it through removing graffiti or picking up litter in a local park. Here are a couple of events happening locally on MLK Jr. Day of Service: Where: DeKalb …
The annual parade will not take place in the city of Stone Mountain this year.