Jan 182016
 
Mayor Mitch Landrieu describes the need for cooperation to move the city of New Orleans forward as he closes out the march at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on South Claiborne Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu describes the need for cooperation to move the city of New Orleans forward as he closes out the march at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on South Claiborne Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans schools, city officials, social groups and others formed a massive parade through downtown and Central City on Monday morning in honor of the memory of civil-rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.

Marchers carry a banner describing the history of the founding of King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference in New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Marchers carry a banner describing the history of the founding of King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference in New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Marchers carry a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the front of the parade on Loyola Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Marchers carry a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the front of the parade on Loyola Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Martin Luther King Charter School band marches on Loyola Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Martin Luther King Charter School band marches on Loyola Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (left), Mayor Mitch Landrieu and others pause with the banner at the front of the parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (left), Mayor Mitch Landrieu and others pause with the banner at the front of the parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu confers with a young constituent as they march in the parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu confers with a young constituent as they march in the parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Marchers carry a sign protesting street violence. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Marchers carry a sign protesting street violence. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond poses for a photo with a fraternity marching in the parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond poses for a photo with a fraternity marching in the parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Sisters from the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority march through Central City. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Sisters from the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority march through Central City. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Students from Sylvanie Williams College Prep march perform in the parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Students from Sylvanie Williams College Prep march perform in the parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Sophie B. Wright student marches onto South Claiborne Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Sophie B. Wright student marches onto South Claiborne Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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