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Long Islanders honor legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

<p>Long Islanders honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with multiple events across the Island.</p>

News 12 Staff

Jan 15, 2018, 10:30 AM

Updated 2,379 days ago

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Long Islanders honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with multiple events across the Island.
A march was held at the First Baptist Church in Glen Cove. There was also a peace and unity concert in Setauket and a parade in Hempstead.
An Interfaith Service was held Sunday night at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center. The service marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's "poor people's" campaign.
Now, a "Poor People's Campaign" has begun to help people in need. The move comes after a Newsday report that poverty rose on Long Island last year, even though it is one of the 10 wealthiest communities in America.
Rep. Thomas Suozzi said,  "People are so worried about what they are hearing from the president, things that are going on in the world and it's important that we come together and recognize that things are not so bad if we all stick together and we try to work together to make things better."


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