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Jackson Heights Community to Remember MLK on 50th Anniversary of His Death

Martin Luther King. (Photo: Wikimedia)

April 4, 2018 By Tara Law

The Jackson Heights community will mark the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination with a candlelight vigil tonight. 

Civic groups, Councilmember Daniel Dromm and NY Assembly candidate Catalina Cruz will lead a service honoring King’s legacy at the Jackson Heights Post Office at 78-02 37th Ave. at 7 p.m.

Cruz, the former chief of staff for Councilmember Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, is the first DREAMer to run for office in New York state. She is running to fill Francisco Moya’s vacated seat representing the 39th Assembly District (Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona). She will compete against former Moya staffer Aridia Espinal in the Democratic primary for the State Assembly on September 13th.

The event is also being organized by Jackson Heights Beautification Group, Jackson Heights Green Alliance, New Visions Democratic Club, Newtown Civic Association, Elmhurst History & Cemeteries Preservation Society and Friends of Diversity Plaza.

All ages are invited to participate. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own candles.

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Martin Luther King was an American hero. Even more so, a human hero. We can all honor him and think about the unfinished work that remains.
Is one a gentrifier if he/she has lived here 30 years. What’s the cut off?


Wait who are these people nd what is the event going to be on, endorsing the lady? Never heard of her before ever nd the black community should be making this thing. but no, the gentrifiers


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