19th Ward illuminated in honor of MLK Jr. Day

Created: January 20, 2020 11:24 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The 19th Ward neighborhood was glowing in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday night.

Each year, the neighborhood gets together to light lanterns and flashlights in celebration of King and his legacy, and his message of love.


One neighbor said the event is one of the reasons he moved to the 19th Ward.

"I'd never heard of anything like this where you know you come out, you celebrate Dr. King’s day so it really spoke to us,” Rochester resident Steven Terry said. “We walked in the neighborhood and friendly people were out and we were like this is a great place and that's how we wound up here."

This year was the 15th annual event.

It was also a celebration of ongoing work to combat racism and poverty in Rochester.

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