Scrapbook 1989, 1996: Martin Luther King Day remembrances in Schenectady and Albany

Men carry a banner and lead the salute to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in downtown Schenectady on Sunday, Jan. 14, 1996.
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Men carry a banner and lead the salute to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in downtown Schenectady on Sunday, Jan. 14, 1996.

CAPITAL REGION SCRAPBOOK – A look back at Martin Luther King Day remembrances in Albany in 1989 and Schenectady in 1996.

King, who was assassinated in 1968, is remembered today.

Gazette file photos by Garry Brown and David Grewe

Four youngsters walk toward Empire State Plaza in Albany during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance on Monday, Jan. 16, 1989.

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Two young women clap hands during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day program at Schenectady’s First United Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 14, 1996.

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Many joined arms during the 1989 Martin Luther King Jr. march in Albany on Monday, Jan. 16, 1989. Among the marchers were, from left, Albany Mayor Thomas M. Whalen III, Governor Mario M. Cuomo and (in center of photo) Albany Bishop Howard J. Hubbard.

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New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo greets a friend during the 1989 Martin Luther King Jr. march in downtown Albany.

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Children participate in the 1996 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance in Schenectady.

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Young people talk during the Martin Luther King Jr. program at Schenectady’s First United Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 14, 1996.

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Men carry a banner and lead the salute to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in downtown Schenectady on Sunday, Jan. 14, 1996.

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Lucretia Winfield, left, joins hands with Beverly Lewis, center, and Christine Lilly during the song “We Shall Overcome,” part of the Martin Luther King Day program at Schenectady’s First United Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 14, 1996. About 250 attended.

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