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MLK Day events in Los Angeles to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Los Angeles’ first annual event to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day — the Kingdom Day Parade in South LA — has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it still remains a number of MLK-related events scheduled for the Monday holiday.

Here are a few:

– At 9 a.m., the Congress for Racial Equality’s Kingdom Day Parade Committee (CORE-CA) will sponsor a free drive-in COVID-19 rapid test event in lieu of hosting the annual parade, which was canceled for a second consecutive year. The committee has 500 rapid tests and cars can line up on West 43rd Street at Degnan Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

– At 9 a.m., First AME Church in Los Angeles will host “The Hope Clinic,” a special vaccine event to commemorate MLK Day and offer people the opportunity to receive doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J COVID vaccines -19 and The church is located at 2270 S. Harvard Blvd.

— At 10 a.m., Big Sunday will host its 10th annual MLK “New Apparel Collection and Community Breakfast Day.” held at 6111 Melrose Ave.

Martin Luther King Jr. seen up close in rare color photos during his visit to Chicago

— At 10 a.m., the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice and other groups will host an MLK “Caravan for Social Justice” day, to “reflect the true spirit of Dr. King.” The rally begins at 10 a.m., and the caravan starts at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Western Avenue and MLK Boulevard.

– At 10:30 a.m., LAUSD sophomore Isabella Blue, Unite LA Foundation and other groups will host a Martin Luther King Jr. “Unity Skate and Walk” event, complete with music, giveaways, birthday cake birthday, a walk – COVID-19 vaccines and tests and more. It takes place at the Metro Rosa Parks station, 11611 Willowbrook Ave.

— At 11 a.m., Community Organized Relief Effort and the Sutro Avenue-Southeast Leimert Block Club will host a COVID-19 vaccination and testing pop-up event. It takes place at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

– At 11 a.m., the California African American Museum will commemorate King with a series of virtual events, including a King Family Story Hour with the Los Angeles Public Library, a King speech study group, and a performance by members of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles. RSVP to caamuseum.org.

— At 7 p.m., the Town of Carson will present its annual tribute to King with an evening of celebration featuring song, dance and inspirational lyrics. The event will be streamed live on ci.carson.ca.us.

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