Cecilia DowdJan 15, 2018, 6:59 pmJan 16, 2018, 12:46 pm

Long Islanders keep MLK Jr.'s message alive through community action

Residents gather to call for tolerance, inclusivity as united voice

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OCEANSIDE — Fifty years ago, the country was in shock over the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated outside a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader and Nobel Prize winner who preached peace through non-violent action was honored during community gatherings across Long Island Monday.

Dr. King was honored through spoken word and music during a ceremony at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside. And in Long Beach, the street in front of the MLK Center was named "MLK Way" following a march where Sen. Todd Kaminsky stressed the importance of Dr. King's message of inclusiveness, tolerance, and the power of love.

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