A special Martin Luther King Day Parade this afternoon followed this morning's Unity breakfast.

The route began at the Standard Furniture parking lot and traveled down Battle Street, before ending at the Mabra Center on Martin Luther King Drive near Talladega College.

“In the future we hope to have marching bands from across the area participate,” parade organizer Carleva Woodgette said. “It still continues to grow. Our first year we only had five vehicles.”

This year’s participants included members of Mountain Home Baptist Church in Sycamore, Old School One Antique Car Club, Peace Baptist Church, The Farrior Foundation and many more.

To find out more about the Talladega Democratic conference, call 256-362-6738 or 256-362-7315.