Celebrate Diversity 2013:
Let Hope Inspire the Dream
Thank you letter from 2013 MLK Parade Chairman:
I would like to personally thank the 2013 MLK Parade Committee for an outstanding job this year. Many of you were first timers with no idea what to expect. Your time and commitment to the city and community is sincerely appreciated by the MLK Tulsa Commemoration Society board. Personally, I want to express my deep appreciation to all the volunteers, without you this effort would not have come to pass. Dafne Pharis, D’Lana Miller, Sharon Collins, Shannon Guillory, Lester Shaw, Mark Stone, Sydney St. Claire, Elise Crawl, Orlando Hazley, William Tisdale, Darien Lewis , Terry McGee, Sylvia Chandler, Brenda Barre’, Jason Trent, Orlando Hazley III (Tart), Justin Ziegler, Chris Gaithers, John Penny and George Frazer. To Chris Martin and his entire security staff: Job well done.
Once again, Thank you from the bottom of my Heart.
Fred L. Jones, Jr.
MLK Parade Chairman
MLK Commemoration Society Board Member
Parade Registration is Closed
2013 Grand Marshall: Regina Tisdale
The Tulsa Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Society is proud to announce the MLK Parade 2013 Grand Marshall: Regina Tisdale native of Tulsa, OK, is one of seven children born to Dan and Frances Ware. She is the wife of the late Wayman L. Tisdale, Sr.
Regina attended Rogers High School, where she excelled academically, as well as socially. Tisdale’s concern for the well being of others, her love of learning, and her desire to help motivated her to achieve a personal goal of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Oklahoma State University.
While Wayman played in the National Basketball Association, Regina was an active member and Vice President for the NBA Wives Association’s program, “Behind the Bench. The organization’s focus is to raise money for charities dealing with women and children. After retiring from the NBA, Wayman successfully transitioned to music and Regina focused on running Tisway Productions where she served as Vice President.
Regina now serves as Chairperson for Wayman L Tisdale Foundation Inc. She is continuing the legacy of a man who was the epitome of strength. Regina also sits on the Advisory Board of Access Sports/Wayman Tisdale Award.
The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade will take place; Monday, January 21, 2013. Entries are limited, parade participant registration deadline date is October, 30 2012.
Tulsa’s MLK Parade continues to grow and improve in quality and content. Participating in this event not only honors Dr. King and his pioneering but it also provides an excellent way to showcase and promote your organization or business.
Each year organizations and companies throughout Oklahoma & other surrounding states honor Dr. King by participating in the parade. Past participants include: Tulsa City County Library, Quiktrip Corp, Teach America, US Cellular, Tulsa Drillers, & many more. For more info about becoming a parade participant click here.