MIAMI (WSVN) - Parade preparations are underway for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day festivities.

On Monday, the City of Miami will celebrate the federal holiday to commemorate the fallen reverend with a parade and activities in Liberty City.

Sunday afternoon, 7News cameras captured some of the floats that will be part of this year’s festivities.

This year’s theme is “Driving the Dream Forward,” inspired by King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

“We have to teach them America’s history and Dr. King would want that,” said Miami-Dade County Public Schools Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall. “He would want that. He tried his best. He did not always win, but we’re here now to continue that kind of discussion.”

Beginning at 11 a.m., the parade will cover eight miles along Northwest 54th Street, from 10th to 32nd avenues, in Liberty City.

For more information about the parade and its route, click here.

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