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Newsday newsday.com 15 Jan, 2022 11:30 am

King spoke against racism in 1965 visit to Long Island' new suburban communities

King spoke against racism in 1965 visit to Long Island' new suburban communities
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. trail blazed through Long Island nearly 60 years ago, urging the new suburban communities to end not only racial division but also segregation in schools like those in Malve

trail blazed through Long Island nearly 60 years ago, urging the new suburban communities to end not only racial division but also segregation in schools like those in Malverne.He endorsed this fight on Long Island." King visited Malverne as part of a tour of Long Island to raise support for the civil rights movement that also included stops in Inwood, Long Beach, Rockville Centre and Hempstead."Whether it is Selma, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; or Malverne, Long Island.

" Brewington and others on Long Island said King’s time here warrants a day of service to commemorate Martin Luther King Day, and of spending time focused on how to right racial inequalities.A series of events are planned for Martin Luther King Day this year, including an online lecture Sunday through the Freeport Library by Stony Brook Associate Professor Zebulon Vance Miletsky about King’s last visit to Long Island in 1968.

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