MLK Day lights up Liberty City (includes video story)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated all across South Florida yesterday. In Liberty City, the community gathered at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, where a family festival was held to celebrate African and Caribbean heritage.

There was something for everyone to enjoy: family-friendly games, bounce houses and music.

The street was blocked off, and vendors sold everything from arts and crafts to clothing and spices. Food trucks lined the streets dishing out soul, African, and Caribbean cuisine.

Dr. Mae Christian, who marched with Dr. King, said: “The movement is on not just one day, [but] every day. Because to have civil rights and to have, historically, our reparations to be paid from slavery, we need to be active and we need to be out here.”

Hawah Ezell is a senior digital broadcasting student with a concentration in criminal justice. She is passionate about social justice and human rights. She plans on pursuing a career in multi-media journalism where she intends to give a voice to the voiceless.

Kenya Cardonne is a senior at Florida International University majoring in Digital Communications + Multimedia Production with a Minor in Art. She enjoys producing all forms of art including film and photography while aspiring to grow in the T.V. industry.