The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
On January 20, 2020, the annual parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched proudly through the streets of Brooksville. It was part of a series of events over the weekend to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was born Jan. 15, 1929.
The holiday celebrates a man who has become a symbol of the Civil Rights movement. King shaped the Civil Rights movement with the implementation of peaceful protests.
The parade was well attended, and all five of the county's public high school bands marched in the parade. The participants in the parade were diverse; from the Future Farmers of America with a float that had a barn, the ladies of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Historic Brooksville Women's Club celebrating a hundred years of women's suffrage, to the Buffalo Soldiers.
The parade lasted a little over an hour, beginning at Hernando High School, winding up the hill to the City Hall where the city's light blue stage was positioned near the street. The DJ and friends announced the participants as they finished the parade.