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Commission celebrates life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Community members hold hands and sing "We Shall Overcome" during Schenectady County Human Rights Commission's special Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at United First Methodist Church in Schenectady on Sunday, January 19, 2014.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Community members hold hands and sing "We Shall Overcome" during Schenectady County Human Rights Commission's special Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at United First Methodist Church in Schenectady on Sunday, January 19, 2014.
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Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. never met, but they shared a similar plight. They both lived exceptional lives under duress. Both ignited movements for social justice and civil rights — Mandela against apartheid in South Africa and King against the lasting legacy of slavery in the United States. Penelope Andrews, the dean of Albany Law School and a South African native, highlighted the similarities between their philosophies as she spoke during the Schenectady ...

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