- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti led a procession of marching bands, local dignitaries and celebrities to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The mayor was grand marshal of Monday’s 29th annual Kingdom Day Parade, which included appearances by Police Chief Charlie Beck and congress members Karen Bass, Janice Hahn and Maxine Waters.

Former Dodgers “Sweet” Lou Johnson, Dennis Powell and Derrel Thomas rode aboard the Dodger fire truck.

Thousands of people lined the streets of South LA for the event, which featured dancers, singers and honor guards.

It one of many celebrations, marches, parades and community service projects held across the nation to honor the slain civil rights leader. It was 50 years ago that King won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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