Hampton Roads celebrates MLK Day

MLK march in Norfolk. (WAVY/Aaron Kurtz)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — On this third Monday of January we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial events were held all across the country and right here in Hampton Roads.

In Norfolk, more than 500 came together for a breakfast and march in honor of Dr. King. Organizers said the march focused on healing a racial divide in the community, using the peaceful tactics Dr. King stood for.

Photos: March to celebrate MLK Day

In Suffolk, the S. Delois Mayes Foundation hosted a benefit event where some high school students received money to continue their education.

10 On Your Side’s Brandi Cummings took pictures at the scholarship brunch. She addressed the crowd about the theme of sharing the dream and shaping the future.

Dr. King famously advocated for civil rights by organizing peaceful demonstrations. In doing so, he left a legacy people around the world choose to honor.

Footnote: In a report that aired on WAVY TV, Norfolk Councilman Paul Riddick commented on “the recent murders of black males in Norfolk… by police officers.” WAVY TV wants to clarify no Norfolk police officers have been charged with or convicted of murder.

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