East Texas community honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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East Texas community honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Defensive end Michael Bennett, who was recently featured in an illustration on the cover of the New Yorker next to Colin Kaepernick and Martin Luther King Jr., shared a post on Instagram pledging to fight police brutality, discrimination and social injustice issues in honor of King Jr. "When I say heart, we've got to appeal to his heart because there's something wrong - it seems to me - when you make comments that way".

"I can talk to Jade, or anyone in this room, and not feel weird or have people think they're better because of their skin color instead of their character", said Green, a Nulites member with the Shenango Valley Urban League and a freshman at Farrell High School.

One location to start the day with a bell-ringing was The University of Providence in Great Falls.

Gibson has helped put on this show for the last four years.

Monday, hundreds took part in a day of festivities during the 38 annual day of celebration organized by the Triangle Martin Luther King Jr.

She wants the youth in attendance, to know that they can change the world.

The Domonkas Library knitting and crochet club in Sheffield Lake typically meets just a few times a month, but this January, those meetings are ramped up - and so are the number of items they're producing.

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“I think people are wrong if they think that Martin Luther King was exclusively fighting for equal rights for African-Americans. His and Martin Luther King Jr.'s beliefs had many differences but both were driving forces of the movement.

"Fred was my friend, and he always was very encouraging of me to stay active and to participate", Harrisonburg City Councilman Christopher Jones said. He was just a year old and living with his Family at a U.S. Army base in Germany in 1968 when an assassin's bullet claimed the life of the civil rights icon.

After the march on Martin Luther King Jr. The breakfast's keynote speaker was Dalitso Sulamoyo, Ph.D.

"Us Louisianians in New Iberia do not recognize how closely related we are to the civil rights struggle", Lewis said.

And the same thing goes for people who gathered at Union Baptist Church Monday, Durley said.

The day serves as a time to reflect and honor his lasting legacy in the United States.

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