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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Mayor to honor ‘Hampton Heroes’ on MLK day

HAMPTON — Mayor Donnie Tuck will dedicate a monument to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other city heroes at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Jan. 21.

The dedication ceremony is free and open to the public.

According to the city’s announcement, the Hampton Heroes Plaza will honor four people who contributed to the city’s history and the memorial is designed to grow over time.

Some people honored include Frank Baker, Katherine G. Johnson, State Sen. Hunter B. Andrews and Booker T. Washington. See the full list of names here.

The Hampton Heroes Plaza memorial dedication is on Monday, Jan. 21 outside the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive at 1 p.m.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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