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A party for King

The California African American Museum in Exposition Park in Los Angeles celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a day before the official holiday. Georgina Brown-Wallace, 69, checks out a doll exhibit. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
Joshua Brown, 12, walks past one of the many photo and video displays of the civil rights leader. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
The usual soft museum voices are replaced by H.B. Barnum’s Life Choir as members liven things up with a performance. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)