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MLK Gathering and March 2023
The Martin Luther King Jr. march will start with a gathering in the Washington Center gym. The Family Freedom Center will have activities for marchers who will leave for the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center at about 11 a.m. Claudie Washington, a past president of the Duluth Branch of the NAACP, will serve as march leader.
Mike and Jen’s Cocoa and the Duluth Coffee Company are providing warm beverages for marchers.
The march will proceed southbound on Lake Avenue to Superior Street, then continue westbound on Superior Street from Lake Avenue to approximately Third Avenue West. Marchers will enter the Skywalk system near Wells Fargo Bank and proceed to the DECC via the Northwest Passage. The march will finish by approximately noon.
Traffic will not be allowed on Lake Avenue between Third Street and Superior Street or in the driving lanes of Superior Street from Lake Avenue to Third Avenue West when marchers are present. Rolling street closures will continually change as the march progresses and should create only brief road closures. All roads will re-open by noon.
Drivers are asked to be patient and use caution when driving in the area of the march, and to remain alert to increased pedestrian traffic and police officers directing traffic.