Martin Luther King Jr. Day was marked today by the 38th Kingdom Day Parade in Leimert Park.
Hundreds of people lined the parade route, with days of rain finally ending and the sky clearing for the procession.
The Grand Marshal was George C. Fatheree III, the leader of a team of lawyers that secured the return of Bruce’s Beach to the descendants of Willa and Charles Bruce nearly a century after it was taken by Manhattan Beach.
This was the first time the Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be since 2020. The 2021 parade was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 parade was initially canceled due to the severity of severe increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations, then moved to June 20, the day of the Juneteenth federal holiday.