LONG BEACH — The third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Parade will step off at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Joining in the procession will be a mini United Nations of organizations including the Poly High School Band, the Long Beach Junior Concert Band, the Federation of Filipino-American Assns., the United Cambodian Community, Long Beach Area Citizens Involved, the Long Beach Chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, the LAMBDA Democratic Club, the Black American Political Assn. of California, the Area Ministers for Concerned Citizens and other organizations and bands.
Civil rights and community activists Horace Rains and Lillie Grigsby will serve as grand marshals. Honorary grand marshals are Sid Solomon and attorney George Shibley, also community and civil rights activists, who died last year. Their widows are scheduled to be in the parade.
The parade will begin at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and 10th Street, and proceed north to Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave., where there will be a program of entertainment and guest speakers.