How Dr. Martin Luther King's dream applies to today

On Monday the nation comes together to honor the late Martin Luther King Jr. for his contribution to the Civil Rights Movement

"I think that the President has got to be engaged in some sensitivity and heart changing", King said on "Chris Cuomo Prime Time". Day celebration, by reading MLK poems during their morning assembly.

People from all over the country are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. "We can do it together".

"I came from segregation at five and a half... and it's a passion to see that we can all be as one", she said.

In commemoration, the 32nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. march and rally was held Monday in Downtown St. Louis. These are certainly times of challenge and controversy and we must find our strength by making connections with one another across all divisions of race, gender, and sexuality so we can take action. "We are standing with each other today as the dream of Martin Luther King is moving on".

McAllister says people need to speak out and try to educate others to understand viewpoints different from their own.

"If Dr. King was alive today and if he was to hear that, he would be very disappointed", Quadir said.

The National Civil Rights Museum said there were 10,200 people who went through the museum Monday, including volunteers, staff, organizations, and entertainment. From local pastors, to cops, city officials and a local judge, community members filled the auditorium and gathered with a reverence for Dr. King and his legacy.

The exhibit, which is a collaboration between the King family, Morehouse College and The Center for Civil and Human Rights, is on display until April 23.

Senator Dan Laughlin says, "You know, some of the things that he stood for, I stand for".

"We're honoring someone", Walters said, peeking out from his sister's side.

Obama was joined in celebrating King by his one-time presidential election opponent, Mitt Romney, who wrote, "May our memory of Dr. King buoy our hope for unity, greatness, & 'charity for all'".

Boudreaux says Dr. King's messages to children about education were important then and are important now.



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