Thousands of people lined the streets of South Los Angeles to for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade that is among the nation's biggest celebrations of the holiday.
Monday's 33rd annual Kingdom Day Parade down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard was themed "When They Go Low, We Go High." The theme was inspired by a comment by former First Lady Michelle Obama about what she told her daughters on how to deal with someone who is cruel or acts like a bully.
The parade featured swirling costumes of bright colors, marching bands, appearances by officials like L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell and some dance movies from Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, who served as the parade's grand marshal. See photos and tweets below for the highlights:
Actress Natalie Portman caught some video of the parade's grand marshal, Sen. Kamala Harris:
Ava DuVernay, director of the upcoming film "A Wrinkle in Time," adapted from the children's book, also shared photos from Crenshaw High's band paying tribute to the main character from the movie.
L.A. Metro also featured a replica of the bus that Rosa Parks sat on in her protest for civil rights.