This afternoon, a big celebration was held in Shreveport's Martin Luther King neighborhood..
The community's annual parade kicked off around 1 p.m. down Martin Luther King Drive.
Mayor Cedric Glover served as this year's grand marshal. The parade also featured several marching bands, including Grambling State University 's Drumline.
Several city leaders were also there to throw beads and candy.
The parade ended in front of the Southern University Shreveport campus.