People January 17, 2017 | 10:32 am

Espaillat honors Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman AdrianoEspaillat (NY13) released the following statement to commemorate the life andlegacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a tremendousimpact on American history and our culture. Dr. King was a leader of America’s civil rights movement. From his leadership during the Montgomery BusBoycott, as a champion of voting rights, and as a driving force behind theMarch on Washington where he delivered his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, Dr.King played a pivotal role in ending racial segregation and changing thedialogue of race relations in America," the Dominican-born US lawmakersaid in a statement.

“As we pause today in observance of Dr.King’s life and legacy to commemorate the tremendous impact his work continuesto have on our society and in communities around the world, let us also renewour commitment to his advocacy for freedom and justice – and continue to upholdhis dream to ensure all citizens are afforded a life of opportunity andequality in America.”

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