This year marked the 50th anniversary, since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., lost his life to an assassin's bullet in Memphis, Tennessee. Shot down and silenced on April 4, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to speaking out against injustice, inequality, poverty and war. Museums and other cultural institutions are planning special programming to mark both the King Day of Service on Monday and the day of his assassination. The great men of the North Texas Omegas of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., which is comprised of all chapters in Dallas and Tarrant County, Texas; wouldn’t have it any different, as they continue to be a beacon of their cardinal principals of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift, on this memorable, but somber occasion, by walking in the 2018 MLK March Parade and Rally in Fort Worth.
“While many see Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as a day off, we see it as a “day on.” It’s an opportunity to start the year off in the correct way, which is having and exhibiting the spirit of service and selflessness, in which Dr. King displayed throughout his various works and his life” stated David Washington, as he proudly walked holding the Omicron Gamma Gamma Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. banner.
“Dr. King was an outstanding leader and a great man, and being able to give back and do my part to keep his dream and his story alive with the next generation, I feel it is part of my duty and responsibility stated Bro. Victor Norris” as he proudly walked holding the Epsilon Alpha Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. banner.
“I am honored to be able to have the opportunity to walk down this street and have a celebration of Dr. King’s life. Everyone out here, is not the same they may be Jew or Gentile, but it is a blessing for us to be able to worship and celebrate in the same space without fear of retaliation or violence.” Those were the words spoken by, Bro. Stacy Boyd, as he proudly walked holding the Epsilon Alpha Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. banner.
The parade began at Ninth and Commerce Streets, headed west on Ninth Street, north on Houston Street, east on Weatherford Street, and south on Main Street, before ending with a rally in Sundance Square Plaza.