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Matt Kemp to serve as grand marshal of Kingdom Day Parade

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The 28th annual event celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his wife Coretta Scott King.

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

The 28th annual Kingdom Day Parade will take place in south Los Angeles on Saturday, and Dodgers superstar Matt Kemp will serve as the celebrity grand marshal for the event.

The Kingdom Day Parade, which is presented by the Congress of Racial Equality, KJLH Radio, and LAUSD-Beyond the Ball, celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King. The parade will be held two days before Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday on Monday.

Kemp is part of a large Dodgers contingent, as the team is a sponsor of the event, with the theme "His Dream Will Never Die." Other former Dodgers who will take part and ride in the Dodgers fire truck at the event are Maury Wills, Bobby Castillo, Tommy Davis, Al "The Bull" Ferrara, "Sweet" Lou Johnson, Lee Lacy, Kenny Landreaux, Tim Leary, Wes Parker, Dennis Powell, and Derrel Thomas.

The parade starts at Martin Luther King Blvd. and Western Avenue at 10:30 a.m. PT, and will be televised by KABC beginning at 11 a.m. PT.