January, 2024, the City of Mesquite along with the Mesquite NAACP will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in its annual MLK Jr. Parade and Celebration. Festivities will begin with a parade through downtown hosted by the Mesquite NAACP. Participation in the parade will be open to any business, organization, church or school.
The celebration of Dr. King’s achievements continued with a community gathering co-hosted by Mesquite Independent School District, the City of Mesquite and the Mesquite NAACP at the Mesquite Arts Center located at 1527 N. Galloway Ave. The event includes choir presentations, a special dance performance and speeches by Mayor Daniel Alemán Jr., Dr. LaDonna Gulley, Henry Brown, and Pastor Reginald Jefferson.