Martin Luther King III honors father’s legacy in the Fort

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Thursday morning, the son of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made a stop in Fort Wayne.

Martin Luther King III spoke to a group of people at Fort Wayne’s Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge for a wreath-laying ceremony.

Standing under a large monument bearing his father’s name and the famous “I Have a Dream” quote, he talked about the progress the country has made the last 50 years, but also how much work still needs to be done.

“A human being’s dignity and respect when you treat people that way as oppose to everyone being an adversary or enemy, some would say, enemy, I think you have a better chance of creating a climate in the world,” Martin Luther King III said.

Wednesday evening, he spoke at the Embassy Theatre for an event about 56 years after his father did the same.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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