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MLK Day Parade 2014

Lovejoy High School baritone player Courtney Williams plays the school’s fight song with his fellow band members during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Lovejoy High School baritone player Courtney Williams plays the school’s fight song with his fellow band members during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County police officers entertain parade attendees by doing tricks on their motorcycles. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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The Mundy’s Mill High School drill team performs a routine for the crowds who attended the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Amina Ramsey, the reigning Miss Charles Drew, waves to the crowds at the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Mundy’s Mill High School snare drummer Terren Tucker plays a cadence during the parade. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County NAACP President Synamon Baldwin waves to the crowds at the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner lead a procession of county commissioners during the parade. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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There were more than 50 entries in the parade as thousands lined the route. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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A dog walks behind the Mundy’s Mill High School marching band dressed as a tiger, which is the school’s mascot, during the parade. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Lovejoy High School marching band members Ronyca Mexil, from left, Asha Scott and Davia Campbell participate in a school chant during the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Lovejoy High School baritone player Courtney Williams plays the school’s fight song with his fellow band members during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County police officers entertain parade attendees by doing tricks on their motorcycles. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

The Mundy’s Mill High School drill team performs a routine for the crowds who attended the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Amina Ramsey, the reigning Miss Charles Drew, waves to the crowds at the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Mundy’s Mill High School snare drummer Terren Tucker plays a cadence during the parade. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County NAACP President Synamon Baldwin waves to the crowds at the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner lead a procession of county commissioners during the parade. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

There were more than 50 entries in the parade as thousands lined the route. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

A dog walks behind the Mundy’s Mill High School marching band dressed as a tiger, which is the school’s mascot, during the parade. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Lovejoy High School marching band members Ronyca Mexil, from left, Asha Scott and Davia Campbell participate in a school chant during the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

By Curt Yeomans