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Celebrate Martin Luther King and Taste Soul Food (Los Angeles)

Come join us on January 14 at 10 AM in Long Beach as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day and experience Soul Food cuisine at the famous Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles.

The city of Long Beach celebrates the revolutionary spirit of one of America’s most prominent advocates for racial justice and equality. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Celebration commemorates the courage, humility, and ultimate sacrifice of the historic civil rights activist. The parade, in its twenty-fourth year, honors Dr. King’s life and dedication to service by showcasing schools, organizations and community groups that strive to keep his timeless values alive. The parade will begin on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue at the Anaheim Street intersection. It will be followed by a multi-cultural celebration at King Park, Protected content Ave. Following the parade is the celebration that honors the life and work of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. with a free celebratory afternoon of music featuring the powerful work of artists whose vision coincides with King’s voice for justice, peace and civil rights. The celebration features Dreamland, an entire area dedicated to our youth to teach them about Dr. King and his legacy.

We are all meeting at this meeting place at 10 AM.
Roma Pizza
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Long Beach

Last year, the Martin Luther King Parade attracted over Protected content and this year the growth continues.

Therefore plan to arrive and park early.

Around lunchtime, we will head to Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles in Long Beach.

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles is a Long Beach, California-based soul food restaurant chain founded by Herb Hudson, a Harlem native, in Protected content . It is best known, as the name states, for serving chicken and waffles.

The Los Angeles Times refers to Roscoe’s as “such an L.A. institution that people don’t even question the strange combo anymore. The New York Times refers to it as a “beloved soul food chain”.

Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles in Long Beach
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