Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remembered in Albany

January 21, 2019 04:45 PM

ALBANY - The nation honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.

Here in Albany, New York state celebrated the civil rights leader at the Empire State Plaza.

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There were musical performances, dancing and speeches at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.

Former New York Giants Running Back Rashad Jennings gave the keynote address. He remarked on the changes in society since Dr. King's death.

"I always say this to myself – and I hope that you guys ask yourself this question. How can I have more freedom than he ever had, but do less than he ever did – and yet complain more than he ever dreamed," asked Jennings.

Volunteerism is at the heart of Dr. King's philosophy and so there was a volunteering fair outside the convention hall.

In Washington, D.C., President Trump and Vice President Pence made a surprise visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Monday morning.


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