I remember when I lived in a state that did not want to truly recognize King Day. But today, 20 years later, as Al Sharpton would say, most people in Arizona have to take the day off and think about why.
Images from the 27thAnnual Kingdom Day Parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Crowds lined the route, a few people deep at most points as the sun came out around 11:30 to shine on. The festival in Leimert Park Village at 43rd and Degnan was busier earlier this year - I think it's reaqlly catching on.