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Students Remember MLK

Most have heard or read those moving words in the “I Have a Dream” speech. But what do they really mean to the younger generations--those who didn't experiences Martin Luther King, Jr.’s inspiring speeches and historic changing marches?
Most have heard or read those moving words in the “I Have a Dream” speech. But what do they really mean to the younger generations--those who didn't experiences Martin Luther King, Jr.’s inspiring speeches and historic changing marches?

"It's a day of remembrance of someone who tried and really did complete everything he meant and dreamed about," says Courtney Brown, student.

"If you look at the world today, it's not segregated and we all can live in harmony together," says Autumn Skutnik, student.

While most students had the day off maybe to go shopping, others took Monday to really recognize what today means to them.

"Respect for him...just respect," says Tiffany Alpert, student.

Some also spent the day attending various ceremonies or service projects. Others believe Monday should be a time of quiet reflection for more than just students.

"I think the philanthropic community needs to do some reflection on how they can support efforts from the black community that can only do what the black community can do which is to inspire and lead young African American children," says Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Utica Phoenix editor.

Regardless of age, Harris-Lockwood believes everyone can do their part to help remember MLK’s legacy.

"We can always find ways. People just need to search their hearts I think,” she says. “They need to search their hearts."

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