Bronx residents celebrate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Residents throughout the Bronx are celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
One celebration Monday was held at the Trinity Baptist Church in Wakefield. Residents along with Bronx officials paid tribute to the civil rights leader who fought to end segregation. During his lifetime, King spoke out about the unfair treatment of African-Americans. Dr. King, who would have been 77, was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. said if Dr. King were alive today, he would have continued his fight for equality. He says he would have also strived to end economic disparities.