Black performers couldn't say or eat in most of the casinos where they performed back then.
Students participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. They too share quotes and write tributes to King.
"And that is what is happening today", Sampayan said.
Whether she knew it or not, Huynh had just forcefully spoken words that fit perfectly with the event's theme of "passing the ball".
In 2016, the U.S poverty rate was 12.7 percent, with about 40.6 million people living in poverty.
Aiyi'nah Ford was more blunt: "I think he's the epitome of racism, homophobia, so many things".
King saw an indissoluble link between the Christian faith and the responsibility to change unjust laws and policies.
Day speeches with the Martin Luther King Day Committee; Cooper Bright, 14; Clover Bailey, 12; Emeline Hanna, 15; and Lara King, 16.
Where the memorial should go is a more controversial question. Some even thought that segregation was a biblical mandate.
The group marched from Saint John's cathedral to City Hall. It's much better than what it was.
"It's wonderful to teach racial tolerance as part of our elementary curriculum", Collazo said, "but we also need to teach it to the the real estate broker, the bank loan officer, and the human resource departments in the major corporations".
"The hardest thing to grasp is his humanity". "Such occasions when a neighborly understanding spreads everywhere are all too rare in Jersey City".
"This isn't my first rodeo", Farris said. Dockery associates closely with Alternative Break, an organization that offers service opportunities during the spring recess.
"To me, this is the example of the problem that we're having", said Farris, former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
To King and many other Christians, racial justice was core to the biblical message.
Organizers say the volunteer opportunities don't stop at Monday's event, Harris urges people to visit the food banks website for more. "That's a really important story", explained Dr. Keith Miller, an English professor, and author. "We shall overcome. We have come this far".
"They should read that history so they do not become guilty of not only letting it repeat itself, but of them doing anything to work against what's already been built, like others are trying to do today", Smith said. "They knew they had a purpose in contributing to this march towards victory".
"Everyone is equal", she said.
Huff owns a collection of King's complete works, including his speeches, sermons, even his school papers.
Let's not forget about the track stars who wanted to boycott the Olympics in 1968. "If it starts here, then it will be easier to spread throughout Hardin County and then Jefferson County".
In addition, the teacher hoped her students realized, "He [Martin Luther King Jr.] made a change without using his fist, without violence".
Bush and Bill Clinton all commemorated the day, which celebrates King's civil rights activism, by volunteering to help their local community. "In every possible way that we can".
Monday festivities also included a morning pancake feed and worship service.
"Dr. King's dream is our dream, it is the American dream, it's the promise stitched into the fabric of our nation, etched into the hearts of our people and written into the soul of humankind", he said in the address, which he tweeted to his followers.
We can't give up the quest to fulfill King's dream.
You realize that it's your birthright to have a job you love and a career path that plays to your biggest strengths. One way to know him is to find one of his quotes that you might like.
On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence, who worshipped at a Baptist church in Maryland, listened as the pastor denounced Trump's use of vulgarity.