A child listens to a speech during an event celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Riverside Church in New York on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. The event, organizers said, was meant not only to celebrate King’s legacy but also to provide a discussion on how to continue his message of racial harmony in today’s climate.
A child listens to a speech during an event celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Riverside Church in New York on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. The event, organizers said, was meant not only to celebrate King’s legacy but also to provide a discussion on how to continue his message of racial harmony in today’s climate. Andres Kudacki AP
A child listens to a speech during an event celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Riverside Church in New York on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. The event, organizers said, was meant not only to celebrate King’s legacy but also to provide a discussion on how to continue his message of racial harmony in today’s climate. Andres Kudacki AP

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