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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Performances at a community gathering Friday at Roswell Park Cancer Institute celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The African American Roswell Employee Network (AREN) hosted the second annual event honoring the civil rights leader.

Members of the community and Roswell employees honored Dr. King with song, prayer and a recital of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Organizers say the event also recognizes Roswell employees and prominent members of the community who portray qualities similar to those of Dr. King.

"We sometimes forget where we came from. We sometimes forget the pioneers that made life easier for all of us - not just African-Americans, but for all of us as human beings,” said AREN President Terry Alford.

Arthur O. Eve Sr., who served as Deputy Speaker of the New York State Assembly, was one of the honorees recognized for supporting educational opportunities.

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