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Echo Center marks MLK Day

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

The nation honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Monday -- and Burlington's Echo Center held a celebration of its own.

Dozens of kids and adults packed the community room at Echo. The idea is to talk about and honor all that Dr. King stood for and how people in Vermont can continue his legacy. In addition to speeches from elected officials there was a lively performance from A2VT, a local hip hop dance crew made up of three members originally from Somalia, Tanzania, and the Congo.

"So what Martin Luther King really believed was not only that we should live in a nation that you are judged by the quality of your character, not by the color of your skin, but also that each and every one of us has an equal access to the bounty of this nation," Gov. Peter Shumlin said.

The performances and speeches were a part of the annual day-long MLK Jr. Day celebration at Echo.

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