Local MLK Events to Preserve King's Legacy
1/21/2013 (Updated 11:26:01 PM)The tributes, the celebrations and the somber remembrances of slain civil right leader Martin Luther King continued across the nation Monday evening.
--This on the day of the second inaugaration of the nation's first black president.
In Binghamton, a march in tribute to King began at his statue on Court Street:
The march ended at the First Congregational Church, where leaders and organizers of the event spoke of the day's meaning for a nation torn by racial divide when king made his famous "I Have a Dream Speech."
"What's relevant is the struggles that he fought for, for freedom, for equality, for all mankind. black, white, purple, green it didn't matter what color you are. all of us are gods children, all of us are created equal, that's what he fought for," said Kenneth Naughton, who helped organize the event.
Earlier in the day, a new generation was learning of Dr. King's legacy
--a legacy which they hope will endure in the nation he helped change.
Kate Thornton reports:
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