Formed in 2003, the MLK Monday Mystics was a coming together of four historically black social and civic groups that had one goal in mind: to bring Mardi Gras back to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, "like it used to be," said one of the founders.

The first parade was held in 2004, and it included seven floats. In subsequent parades, the float count went to nine, then 11, then 15, then up to 20.

The MLK Monday Mystics' motto is "Back in stride down the avenue," and it includes a number of smaller groups, such as the Monday Nighters Sports Club Incorporated, the Down the Bay Boys, the Insatiable Ladies, and the Progressive Black Firefighters.

This year's MLK Monday Mystics parade was held February 24, right after the MLK Business & Civic Organization and right before the Northside Merchants parade. Their theme was Rolling Down the Avenue, Carnival Style.

To see the Mask's exclusive photo album of the 2020 Monday Mystics parade, place your cursor on the image below and click on the arrows.

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To see the Mask's exclusive album of photos from the 2016 MLK Monday Mystics parade, place your cursor on the image below and click on the arrows.

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