They say that nobody ever bothers to walk in car-choked Los Angeles. But on Martin Luther King DayŚthe third Monday in JanuaryŚup to a million Los Angelenos will prove the adage wrong and take to the streets in honor of the late civil-rights leader. Martin Luther King Day is a public holiday in the U.S. (or "a day on, not a day off," as rights activists still proclaim). The centerpiece of the celebration in L.A. is the spectacular Kingdom Day Parade, which has been held for the past 20 years. Comprising dozens of floats, drill teams, marching bands and more...
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