BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Despite the heat, Roxbury residents turned out this weekend to celebrate the neighborhood's community and culture.
The second annual Roxbury Unity Parade was held on Sunday.
“This is the time for us to embrace it and love each other, show that we do have respect and we do love the community. And trying just to empower the youth,” one parade attendee said.
Among the attendees at the event were Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley.
“Roxbury is the center of the city of Boston,” Pressley said at the event. “It is the heartbeat of the city of Boston. And so, it’s wonderful that we come together today in unity to honor Roxbury, but I see Roxbury pride on display every single day.”
The parade began at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and ended at Malcolm X Park, where residents were greet with live music and games.
WBZ NewsRadio’s James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports