Los Angeles students commemorate King holiday at community events

01/18/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Students in the Los Angeles area are taking part in events to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., including school-beautification projects and a youth speechwriting contest where students articulated their views of King as a hero. One seventh-grader credited King with helping achieve the diversity she experiences at her middle school. "Because he helped to defeat segregation, I have lifelong friends I never would have had," she said.

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