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Clayton County honors MLK at parade

New Macedonia Baptist Church members march beside a birthday cake float in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

New Macedonia Baptist Church members march beside a birthday cake float in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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The Jonesboro High School Marching Band participates in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Elijah Masonic Lodge No. 309 members march in their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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State Rep. Mike Glanton (D-Jonesboro) recites excerpts from some of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speeches during the annual MLK Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Poster-sized images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were a common site in the 13th annual parade held in honor in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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On Pointe Dance Factory students show off some of their moves during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Jonesboro youth Ty’Mahri High, 4, practices his moonwalking skills to the distant sounds of a marching band during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

New Macedonia Baptist Church members march beside a birthday cake float in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

The Jonesboro High School Marching Band participates in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Elijah Masonic Lodge No. 309 members march in their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

State Rep. Mike Glanton (D-Jonesboro) recites excerpts from some of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speeches during the annual MLK Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Poster-sized images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were a common site in the 13th annual parade held in honor in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

On Pointe Dance Factory students show off some of their moves during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Jonesboro youth Ty’Mahri High, 4, practices his moonwalking skills to the distant sounds of a marching band during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

By Curt Yeomans