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King Day breakfasts on tap for Friday; parades are Monday

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gives Eric James a pat on the back as a group of young picketers walk down Washington Street in St. Augustine on June 20, 1964.

For the fourth year in a row, two separate citywide breakfasts will take place in Jacksonville to honor the slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Both events — one sponsored by the Jacksonville chapter of the NAACP, the other by City Hall — are free and will be conducted virtually Friday. The annual downtown parade honoring King will be Monday, which is a city and federal holiday.

Celebrations also are scheduled Monday in Fernandina Beach, Green Cove Springs and St. Augustine, where King visited in 1964 to lead a nonviolent campaign against segregation and discrimination.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.