First Annual Tybee MLK, Jr. Parade And Human Rights Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Please join citizens of Tybee Island, Georgia as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr‘s birthday and his contributions to Human Rights. The staging area will be the Tybee Marine Science Center parking lot near Walter Parker Pier and proceeding to Tybee YMCA – old school cafeteria.

The First Annual TybeeMLK Parade and Human Rights Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3pm. The Honorable Edna Jackson, mayor of Savannah is the parade Grand Marshall. The first ever Tybee humanitarian award, the “TybeeDREAMER Award”, sponsored by North Beach Grill, will be awarded to a Tybee citizen who best reflects the spirit of Dr. King; love, tolerance and community involvement. Please nominate a Tybee resident worthy of this award. Email nomination to, include reason. Deadline for nominations is December 20, 2013. In addition, the students at Tybee Island Marine Academy will read their winning essays. Tybee author Micheal Elliott, along with the retired educators Katherine Garlington and Sherri Simmons, have agreed to be judges for the Tybee Island Maritime Academy MLK Essay Contest. The TybeeMLK Committee invites Tybee citizens, civic organizations and businesses to take part in this historical event. We are tremendously excited and your presence would mark the occasion. Applications are now being accepted for participation in the parade. For more information email Julia Pearce at

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