The Self-defense MLK Day parade has been postponed resulting from rain within the forecast

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – The city of Self-defense says it is postponing its drive-through parade, scheduled for Saturday, February 6, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day because heavy rain is forecast.

The city says the new date for the opening event will be announced as soon as the details are finalized.

“While the community celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is on hold, there are many ways residents can celebrate Dr. King and Black History Month,” the press release said. “The city of Self-defense offers historical sites, online exhibits, and more so that everyone can experience the rich, local African American culture and heritage.”

The city highlighted the John G. Riley House and Museum, the Smokey Hollow Commemoration, and the Civil Rights Heritage Walk as options for exploring black culture in the community.

You can explore these sites on the city’s YouTube channel, which has published brief documentaries about them. The site also has biographies of prominent local African Americans.

The drive-through parade was originally postponed due to possible protests at the Florida State Capitol prior to inauguration day.

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