Savannah residents celebrate, remember Dr. King’s legacy

MLK Jr. Day Parade held in Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -Monday was the day that a lot of organizations and people in the City of Savannah look forward to. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr parade honors the life of the Civil Rights leader.

A total of 323 floats trucked down Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard before crossing over to Broughton Street early on Monday morning. Those in attendance like Bernard Boyce Jr. say that he’s enjoyed seeing the massive envoy of floats celebrate the memory of the late Civil Rights activist.

“To see Caucasians and other nationalities out here," said Boyce. "That’s what Martin Luther King wanted. All nationalities out here as one not separate. I love being out here.”

Students who are new to the Savannah area say it is an honor for them to be observe a staple in the African American community.

“I thinks it’s awesome to live here and be immersed in so many cultures and to really appreciate everybody and being apart of something that is bigger than we could even imagine,” said Alli Waathaa, a student at SCAD.

You can rewatch the full parade below:

Enjoy the MLK Day parade in Savannah!

Posted by WTOC-TV on Monday, January 21, 2019

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