Earlier: Eddie North-Hager edits the blog Echo Park Online and also keeps his eye on the Crenshaw district on his site Leimert Park Beat. Leimert Park, of course, is where today's 27th annual Kingdom Day Parade parade ends.
According to the North-Hager's site, 70,000 people will line parade route, which begins at 11 a.m. on Normandie, heads down King, left on Crenshaw to Leimert Park Village.
Many say it's the biggest MLK Day celebration in the country.
Stevie Wonder is expected, along with the LAUSD All City Honor Marching Band,
President Ronald Reagan made King's birthday a national holiday in 1983, though it was not observed until 1986.