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Music, words celebrate King’s efforts

This year to mark 50th anniversary of ‘Dream’ speech

New York State Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Memorial Observance was held on Monday morning at the Convention Center at the Empire State Plaza.
Tiffany Andrews-Woodside sings the Anthem of Movement "We Shall Overcome" with the Capital District Community Voices of Praise.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
New York State Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Memorial Observance was held on Monday morning at the Convention Center at the Empire State Plaza. Tiffany Andrews-Woodside sings the Anthem of Movement "We Shall Overcome" with the Capital District Community Voices of Praise.
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream was a world of diversity, so it was only fitting that people expressed their appreciation for him Monday in diverse ways — through speech, dance and song. The slain civil rights leader, who would have turned 84 on Jan. 15, was celebrated as a visionary and catalyst for change in a ceremony at the Empire State Plaza. “Dr. King was a vital figure in our modern era. His commitment ...


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