How to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Gwinnett County

Gwinnett County residents can celebrate civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at the Gwinnett County MLK Parade in Lawrenceville.

The parade, hosted by the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc., is in its 17th year. Gwinnett County School District Chief Human Resource Officer Frances E. Davis will serve as the grand marshal.

All roads between Langley Dr. in Lawrenceville traveling southbound on Highway 29 to Moore Middle School will be closed for the parade, which begins at noon, according to a parade organizer.

There will also be a book signing by father-daughter team John and Sophie Harris, who wrote and illustrated children’s book “Mr. Tuck and the 13 Heroes.” John Harris is an author and Furman University mathematics professor, and Sophie Harris is an illustrator and Furman art student.

Spectators can park at Moore Middle School, Central Gwinnett High School and the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville.

There will be a “brief program” at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center at 11 a.m. Parade participants will line up at the same location at 11:30 a.m. and the parade will begin at noon. The route will proceed on Lawrenceville Highway.

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