The latest dust-up in the District centers around the rescheduling of the Martin Luther King Day parade. Normally taking place on King's birthday, a federal holiday in January, a committee decided that cold weather might hinder attendance. So the parade has been pushed back to April 1. Needless to say, parade planners and other activists were more than a little upset by the new date. But the committee says it didn't mean to have it coincide with April Fool's Day. In fact, they rescheduled the joyous parade to commence the weekend before April 4--the day King was shot and killed. As one activist told the Post, "If you want to commemorate an assassination, that should be something that is done with some solemnity. You don't commemorate a person's assassination with marching bands."
And just who was responsible for appointing this committee? None other than our beloved former mayor, Marion Barry.
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