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At Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event, Speakers Seek Inspiration From King's Words, Urge Action

At Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event, Speakers Seek Inspiration From King's Words, Urge Action

President Donald Trump’s disparaging comment about Haiti, El Salvador and some African countries continued to resonate Monday at the 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship breakfast at the Connecticut Convention Center.

The event, one of several to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Connecticut, is a major fundraiser for the Delta Sigma Theta Hartford Alumnae Chapter’s scholarship fund. More than 1,000 people filled the convention center’s ballroom for breakfast.

Much has happened in the 50 years since the pivotal year of 1968 — the year King was assassinated, the year the first black woman was elected to Congress and the year the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which is...

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