“Making America The Last Best Hope of The World”
On Monday, January 16th, the Kingdom Day Parade will be televised live on ABC-7 at 11:00 AM/ PT. The streets will be filled with locals and spectators from all over Los Angeles County to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.
This year’s parade theme is derived from a statement from President Abraham Lincoln, who declared that ‘America is the last, best hope of the world for democracy,’ said Adrian Dove, chairman of the Kingdom Day Parade and co-chair of the Congress of Racial Equality. “It was a statement that Lincoln made … just before his assassination.
This year’s grand marshal is the outstanding lawyer George Fatheree III, who along with county officials and attorneys worked to secure the return of Bruce’s Beach to the descendants of Willa and Charles Bruce,” Dove said.
“The Bruces, a Black couple, bought the property in Manhattan Beach in 1912 to build a beach resort catering to Black residents. The property was seized by Manhattan Beach authorities in the 1920s after white residents complained of their presence.
“The city of Manhattan Beach seized the property in 1924 claiming eminent domain to build a park,” Dove added. He is honored to have Mr. Fatheree III as the Grand Marshall. Also in attendance will be our newly elected Mayor Karen Bass, City Councilman Curren Price Jr., County Supervisors Holly Mitchell, Janice Hahn, and Hilda Solis, California Attorney General Rob Bonta, Los Angeles City Attorney Hydee Feldstein Soto, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, former Rep. Diane Watson, state senator Steven Bradford, executive director of the Los Angeles Civil Rights and Human Rights Equity Department Capri Maddox, new U.S. Rep Sydney Kamlager Dove, Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, City Councilwoman Heather Hutt and Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore
The parade will include schools, bands, equestrian horses, floats, low-rider cars, soul train alumni dancers and so much more. If you live in Los Angeles this a parade you don’t want to miss.
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