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ASU Celebrates the Life of MLK

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – While Martin Luther King was known as a great leader of the civil rights movement, he was also concerned about empowering all people regardless of race.

That was the message at Albany State University Thursday during a celebration of Dr. King's life.

Former Essence Magazine editorial Director Susan Taylor now runs an organization to help mentor at risk youth.

She told ASU students she gives part of the credit for her success to the civil rights pioneers.

"Having the benefits that I have because of the sacrifices of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all of the people that gave so much. This is what I owe. And it's just a pittance," she said.

Taylor also stressed the need for young people to get educated, to forgive old grievances and to embrace spirituality in order to make themselves better. If you want to check out Taylor's organization you can follow the link to her website.

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