King Continues To Spread Father's Message
The son of the American civil rights movement's most famous leader was spreading his late father's message in Watertown Saturday night.
Martin Luther King III, the son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at Jefferson Community College.
Like his father, King spread the message of erasing poverty, racism and violence.
King says the United States has come a long way, but still lives in a culture of violence and with far too much poverty.
"My dad and mom wanted to see freedom, justice and equality become real for all humankind," King said.
"We have made great strides, but we are not yet at the point where we can say we've realized what Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned."
King is the oldest of the "four little children" Dr. King famously spoke about in his "I have a dream" speech.
Martin Luther King III was 10 years old when his father was killed in Memphis.
Saturday, March 8, 2014, Watertown, NY
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