Hundreds attend downtown Wilmington MLK parade - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Hundreds attend downtown Wilmington MLK parade

© People celebrate MLK Day in downtown Wilmington. © People celebrate MLK Day in downtown Wilmington.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Hundreds flocked to downtown Wilmington for the annual MLK parade Monday.

Representatives from local schools, government agencies, and civic groups like the NAACP all took to the street to enjoy the beautiful weather and excitement from the parade.

This year the parade traveled through 3rd and 4th streets so that access points to local shops and businesses weren't blocked on Front and Water Streets.

Many in attendance wanted to recognize the positive impact Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has had on the country.

"Look at us.  Blacks and whites are closer now.  We have more unity and love for each other.  Especially this generation," said Pearlene Greene, a woman at the parade.

Copyright 2014 WECT. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Doctor sentenced for poisoning girlfriend who lost baby

    Doctor sentenced for poisoning girlfriend who lost baby

    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:59 AM EDT2018-05-20 07:59:32 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:59 AM EDT2018-05-20 07:59:32 GMT
    The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan. (Source: WJLA/Brooke Fiske/CNN)The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan. (Source: WJLA/Brooke Fiske/CNN)

    The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan.

    More >>

    The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan.

    More >>
  • breaking

    Sulfur dioxide emissions triple, 2 lava flows reach ocean

    Sulfur dioxide emissions triple, 2 lava flows reach ocean

    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:19:00 GMT

    Ongoing eruptions in Kilauea's east rift zone are triggering ongoing concerns.

    More >>

    Ongoing eruptions in Kilauea's east rift zone are triggering ongoing concerns.

    More >>
  • Scam Alert: 'Royal Name Game' could cost you royally

    Scam Alert: 'Royal Name Game' could cost you royally

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:32:48 GMT
    (file)(file)

    The Royal Wedding on Saturday has created a lot of social media buzz but one ‘game’ could cost you if you participated.

    More >>

    The Royal Wedding on Saturday has created a lot of social media buzz but one ‘game’ could cost you if you participated.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly