Photos: Metro and the MLK Kingdom Day Parade

A thank you to everyone who rode Metro buses and trains to the 30th annual Kingdom Day Parade on Monday in celebration of Martin Luther King Day.

Some photos from the day are above, including Metro’s entry: a replica of the bus Rosa Parks was riding in when she was arrested for refusing to give her seat to a white bus rider in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. “The replica bus is meant to highlight transit’s role in the civil rights movement and to celebrate the 60thanniversary of Park’s historic stand that became the catalyst of the movement,” according to Metro.

Metro also had a booth at the parade where people could pledge to participate in the Eat Shop Play campaign to help merchants impacted by Crenshaw/LAX Line construction. Other Metro officials were on hand to help explain the new Business Solution Center to help small businesses along Crenshaw Boulevard during light rail construction.

Photos by Juan Ocampo for Metro and Jose Ubaldo/Metro