The King's Day Parade in South Los Angeles on Monday, January 15, 2023. The thirty ninth annual King's Day Parade, on the ninety fifth birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, had a whole bunch of members as he winds his method alongside MLK Blvd. (Photograph by David Crane, Los Angeles Day by day Information/SCNG)
“Can't Cease, Can't Cease, Going to the Promised Land” is the theme of the thirty ninth annual Independence Day Parade, honoring late civil rights chief Martin Luther King Jr.
Organizers say the Monday, January 15 occasion is the world's largest and longest-running King celebration, and a beloved Los Angeles custom. The vigorous procession, stuffed with music, traveled west on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and on Crenshaw Blvd., ending close to Leimert Park, the place the celebration continued all through the day with a neighborhood pageant.
Monday's parade, one among many neighborhood actions happening within the south, marked what would have been King's ninety fifth birthday. Civic leaders, marching bands, cultural dance teams, Greek and repair organizations and extra joined within the festivities.
Dr. Adrian Dove, president and government producer of the parade, stated it’s “the folks” that make this long-running Kingdom Day Parade attainable.
LA County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, who has been nominated because the 2024 Kingdom Grand Marshal, led the bike parade route as a approach to promote respect for the Re for nature and equality.
Officers like LA Mayor Karen Bass and California Legal professional Normal Rob Bonta have been additionally proud to march within the parade.
“This is a chance not solely to have fun, however to acknowledge the imaginative and prescient of Dr. King – a day to work, and take into consideration what lies forward,” he instructed ABC7.