Thousands of people cheered and waved along the route of Monday’s 33rd annual Kingdom Day Parade in South Los Angeles, billed by organizers as the nation’s biggest celebration of the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
There were more than 150 units in the parade — floats, bands, equestrian units and dance and martial arts groups — involving more than 3,000 people,
1984 Olympic gold medalist Henry Tillman, an active participant in the Ready, Set, Gold! program, rode on a boxing-themed float, along with several other professional boxing champions.
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, served as grand marshal of the parade, whose theme, “When They Go Low, We Go High,” was inspired by a comment by former First Lady Michelle Obama about what she told her daughters on how to deal with someone who is cruel or acts like a bully.