ABC 7 To Broadcast Live Martin Luther King, Jr. 33rd Annual KINGDOM DAY PARADE Monday, January 15, 2018 ~ Los Angeles, CA

  Los Angeles, CA — Adrian Dove, President and CEO, Kingdom Day Parade announces the 33rd …

 

Los Angeles, CA — Adrian Dove, President and CEO, Kingdom Day Parade announces the 33rd Annual Kingdom Day Parade on Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10 AM in Los Angeles, CA. The three 3-Mile parade route begins at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & Western Avenue, traveling west, south and on Crenshaw to Vernon Ave, and ending at Leimert Park. ABC-7, will broadcast the entire 2 Hour Parade Live from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

 

The Kingdom Day Parade honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and has grown into the largest and longest running King Annual Birthday Celebration in the nation! 2018 would have been Dr. King’s 89th birthday and is also the 50th Anniversary of his untimely Homegoing. This years’ theme is “When They Go Low, We Go High”.

 

The Kingdom Day Parade, was first organized 37 years ago as a small local community event in San Diego that spanned only 5 blocks. In 1985, it moved to Los Angeles and by this year it has grown to enjoy a live TV broadcast on KABC 7 for over 8 years, it now has a media audience of over 2.4 million viewers and listeners.

 

Several hundred thousand spectators every year line the three (3) mile route which has remained true to its roots, still winding through the same inner-city streets in south central. Some of the spectators reserve side walk space with sleeping bags, as early as the night before in what has become a unique Los Angeles tradition.

 

In deepest respect for the legacy of Dr. King the parade features more than 150 units involving over 3,000 individuals which include; the “Kingdom Day Parade Queen & Her Royal Court”, elaborate floats, marching bands, high school & middle school drill teams, novelty acts, equestrian units, and an exciting turn out of celebrities and community leaders.

 

Congresswoman Maxine Waters was the January 2017 Grand Marshall and among other past Parade Grand Marshalls are, Stevie Wonder, The Godfather of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday national holiday recognition, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Governor Jerry Brown, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmembers Herb J. Wesson, III and Curren Price, Steve Harvey, LA Dodger’s Star Matt Kemp, Little Richard, Debbie Allen, former Police Chief Bernard Parks, businessman Danny Bakewell, Sr. and a host of others.

 

The Kingdom Day Parade’s community and corporate supporters include; the sponsor Blue Shield of California, Los Angeles The Dodgers, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, Denny’s Crenshaw, Covered California, Farmers Insurance, Los Angeles Unified School District, Mercedes Downtown LA Motors, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, U.S. Bank, METRO, MetroPCS, KJLH Radio, KNBC Channel 4, 93.5 KDAY, KTLA Channel 5, McDonalds, and LAUSD’s Beyond The Bell.

 

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