Volunteer work, parade set to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
The 27th annual Kingdom Day Parade in South Los Angeles themed "The Dream Continues to Live and Grow'' is set to begin at 11 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Western Avenue.
The parade will head west on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Crenshaw Boulevard, then south to Vernon Avenue and conclude at a festival in Leimert Park. Volunteers will be able to celebrate King’s legacy with service projects.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected participate in L.A. Works’ seventh-annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by helping build a garden at Los Feliz Elementary School.
Volunteers at Los Angeles Academy Middle School in South Los Angeles are scheduled to paint murals, build benches and participate in planting from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-- Dalina Castellanos
Photo: People gather at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Monday for a ceremony to honor his legacy. Credit: Evan Vucci / Associated Press