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The Trinity community honored Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a program January 17 that reflected on his legacy and its effect on justice in the United States today.

Students, faculty, and staff convened in the Fireside Chapel to hear excerpts from the speeches, letters, and interviews of the slain civil rights leader dating back to the 1960s. History professor John Fry read a portion of President Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration address and noted the similarities between it and Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech.

"God's purpose and His plan were central to the themes of both speeches," Fry said. "Although they spoke 100 years apart, their ideas were very consistent.

Freshman Norman Liverpool IV read some statistics detailing the racial and ethnic disproportion in incarceration, AIDS, and employment in America. Sophomore Corey Dorsey concluded the program by leading the African-American national anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

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