On February 21, Brooklyn leaders and artist Kenny Altidor celebrated the historic life of John Lewis on what would have been his 82nd birthday.

Commemorating both the late Congressman’s birthday and Black History Month, Community Advocate Monique Chandler-Waterman and artist Kenny Altidor hosted a neighborhood event Friday in front of a freshly painted mural on East 56th Street and Clarendon Road.

“Today, as we honor John Lewis, and his legacy I call on all of us here to roll up our sleeves to make a difference, Kenny has given us art, some of us run food pantries, host protests, volunteer at community centers or even join the PTA-we all have a role to play to uplift our community,” Chandler-Waterman said.

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