These Incredible Family Photos of MLK Show A Side Of Him That Will Warm …

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7-year-old boy keeps Dr. King‘s ‘Dream’ speech alive.

ST. Martin Luther King Jr. led a historic march against racism through Boston, his dream of equality and justice for all burns as relevant as ever in a new era of civil-rights demonstrations demanding answers for unarmed black men killed by white police officers, U.S. And scattered protests flared anew Monday: several dozen demonstrators blocked traffic while marching in Cleveland, Ohio, and protests over the deaths were reported in St. In addition to honoring King, many of the marchers protested recent killings by police. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)The Associated PressJaiya Smith carries a sign down the aisle during a service honoring Rev. We didn’t want him to grow up thinking that people can’t work together.” Hundreds of protesters used the occasion to “raise awareness” of alleged police brutality, marching across the city from Harlem to the UN to Foley Square. “I think this movement has been going on for a long time and the recent events have been a spark,” said Abe Greene, a housing lawyer from Crown Heights. “I really want to be part of the change in history that we bring about through community organizing and people power.” At a King Day ceremony at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams defended Mayor de Blasio against police-union critics upset over the mayor’s perceived lack of support for cops. “Unions should always fight for their members, but they should never get it twisted,” Adams said. “When it’s time to determine what policies are going to impact the people of the City of New York, I did not elect the PBA.

Markey said yesterday. “My view is that people have a right to protest injustice, wherever they may see it, to draw attention to it, to force a conversation to take place, and to do it in a peaceful, nonviolent way. I elected the mayor.” President Obama celebrated the holiday by assembling “literacy kits” at a Boys & Girls Club to help young kids improve their reading and writing skills. Nearly 50 years after King’s assassination, several police killings of black citizens in New York, Cleveland and Ferguson, Mo., have focused a political spotlight on race in America. “I just enjoy the idea of us coming outside, sitting down and relaxing as a people, not just one race, but as a people, and enjoying ourselves,” said Breht Bennard, 54, of St. At least one marcher wore an “I Can’t Breathe,” shirt, featuring the last words of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old New York man who died after police put him in a choke hold in July.

A vendor from Atlanta was selling the shirt, along with other novelties and a calendar that said “Hands Up” — half of the “Don’t Shoot” chant that spread after 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer outside St. He taught us that we still have a choice to make: nonviolent coexistence or violent co-annihilation,” she said. “I challenge you to work with us as we help this nation choose nonviolence.” The courage and sacrifice of the civil rights activists of the 1950s and 1960s provides a model for those seeking change today, she added. Day. “We all should come together, and that’s what today is,” she said. “Doesn’t matter race, creed or color.” The smell of fresh-cooked barbecue trailed the drum corps through downtown on a cool, clear morning. King by keeping his words and his faith in our hearts.” King, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University graduate, visited Boston on April 22, 1965, three years before his assassination, addressing 22,000 people on Boston Common. Protesters in California, many of them students at Stanford University, blocked the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, forcing westbound lanes to close for more than an hour Monday night, authorities said.

Elsewhere, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reported about 60 people gathered Monday at a recreation center where a Cleveland police officer fatally shot the 12-year-old. In Seattle, authorities reported a handful of arrests after dozens chanting “black lives matter” disrupted traffic in Seattle, blocking part of a state highway and interstate off-ramps. The deaths have sparked a nationwide debate over police use of force, further fueled after two New York City police officers were shot to death last month by a man who suggested in online posts that he was retaliating for deaths in Missouri and New York.

Petersburg. (AP Photo/Tampa Bay Times, Scott Keeler)The Associated PressRapper Flo Rida, center, waves to the crowd as he walks the parade route as Grand Marshall, during a parade honoring Dr. Louis Post-Dispatch reportedtwo dozen protesters interrupted a King event at Harris-Stowe State University in that area, leading to angry confrontations with students outside a campus auditorium. The 50-mile trip from Diridon Station has been an annual tradition for the past 30 years, but dwindling ridership has led organizers to discontinue the ride. (AP Photo/San Jose Mercury News, Karl Mondon) MAGS OUT; NO SALESThe Associated PressMembers of a group named “Suits in Solidarity” hold signs while marching during the 30th annual Kingdom Day Parade in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. In Denver some held signs up about the recent black deaths as tens of thousands, including cowboys on horseback, made it one of that city’s biggest MLK Day turnouts in years. Drill teams and floats paraded in Las Vegas under the theme: “Living the Dream: Where Do We Go From Here?” A day after he joined other actors from the movie “Selma” and hundreds of others in Alabama for a march to Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge — where civil rights protesters were beaten and tear-gassed in 1965 — actor David Oyelowo said during the Atlanta commemoration that playing King was a heavy burden.

He cried as he talked about putting himself in King’s place. “I only stepped into his shoes for a moment, but I asked myself, ‘How did he do it?'” Oyelowo said.

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