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2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day pictorial

Senator Kamala Harris with actors Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Jussie Smollett. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. which Harris is a member of, are holding signs behind them. Photo by Jason Lewis

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Photos from the Kingdom Day Parade, the Freedom Fest, and MLK Jr. Day Celebration at the California African American Museum.

 

Kingdom Day Parade and Freedom Fest photos by Jason Lewis.  Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at the California African American Museum photos by Amir Medina.

 

Kingdom Day Parade

Senator Kamala Harris

Senator Kamala Harris takes a photo with a community member.  Harris was the Grand Marshal of the parade, and she met with several people in the crowd.

 

Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Jussie Be

 

Siblings Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Jussie Smollett.  The TIME’S UP shirts that they wore represents a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere.  TIME’S UP addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential.

 

Louisiana to Los Angeles Organizing Committee

A member of the Louisiana to Los Angeles Organizing Committee.

 

County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas marching with his wife Avis.

 

LAUSD All-District High School Honor Band

LAUSD All-District High School Honor Band

 

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti with members of the Mayor’s Youth Council.

 

Karen Bass, Herb Wessen, Curren Price, Marqueece Harris-Dawson

Congress member Karen Bass, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, and Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price.

 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc

Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a member of, perform during the parade.

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha

 Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

 

LAPD

Los Angeles Police Department officers.

 

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

 

AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

 

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., marched together.

 

Los Angeles Metro

Los Angeles Metro' 1950s replica of the bus that Rosa Parks was on when she refused to give her seat up.

 

City Language Immersion Charter.

 

Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Maxine Waters greets local residents. 

 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

 

Trinity Baptist Church

Trinity Baptist Church.

 

Dorsey High School

Dorsey High School Marching Band & Drill Team.

 

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

 

Tommy the Clown

Tommy the Clown and a member of the Hip Hop Clowns perform in front of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

 

Community Coalition

Community Coalition marchers in front of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

 

Nappywood

Members of Nappywood.

 

A local resident rides a custom bicycle at the end of the parade route.

 

Freedom Fest in Leimert Park, hosted by Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr.

 

 

Mohammed Mubarak

Artist Mohammed Mubarak paints a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Tommy the Clown

A child has her face painted at the Tommy the Clown booth.

 

Vision Threatre

Children in front of the Vision Theatre speak about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Art Practice

People stepped inside Art + Practice to see the current exhibit.

 

Degnan Avenue

Degnan Avenue was packed during the festival.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at the California African American Museum.

 

CAAM celebrated the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a full day of art and activities.

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