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Children encouraged to participate in MLK Day

January 15, 2006

Albany- Sunday would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's 77th Birthday. For most, King's birthday will be celebrated Monday. The Albany Civil Rights Museum was open Sunday and supervisors say the youth of today should be reminded of the struggles of their past.

"It's very important that the young people realize, you know, where their background came from, what brought us to the situation we're in now, what gave black people the right to go into stores, eat, to do anything they have the freedom to do now," said Leola Butler, Weekend Supervisor.

The museum will be closed Monday to participate in the celebration Monday night at the Albany Civic Center.

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