The MLK parade in downtown Houston will get an added boost of star power from a Houston Astros' MVP and a civil rights icon and politician.
The city of Houston announced Monday that Astros outfielder George Springer and Congressman John Lewis will service as Grand Marshals of the parade on Jan. 21.
For the first time, the city is officially throwing its support behind the parade presented by the Black Heritage Society in downtown, after years of dueling events.
The second event, the MLK Grande Parade, typically took place in Midtown.
But back in July, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the city would support the parade organized by the Black Heritage Society. The mayor called for one unified parade to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy.
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