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Column: Young pastor asks older generations to help Dr. King's legacy endure: 'Don't give up on us'

A year ago on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, when I interviewed a number of local African-Americans about the memories they still carried of the day, I felt honored to be getting such a personal history lesson about a monumental time in our nation's history.

At the time of King's murder, some were children living in the segregated South and deeply affected by the racism they experienced. Others were adults, settled into jobs and personal lives in the Chicago area.

All their recollections were

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