Martin Luther King Jr. Street and Parade in Gulfport?

Q: Why is there no MLK named street in Gulfport? Why is there no MLK parade? – via the Gabber's Gulfport Ideas and Opinions Facebook group

A: Quite possibly because it has never come up, according to City Manager Jim O'Reilly.
"I have no historical knowledge of the issue, or am I aware of any previous discussions, prior to 2004," Mr. O'Reilly said.