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From The Newsroom: Martin Luther King's SMU Visit; A Fifth-Grader's View Of King's Legacy

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Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous, “I Have a Dream,” speech during the Aug. 28, 1963, march on Washington, D.C.";s:

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Martin Luther King, Jr’s visit to SMU in 1966 is remembered by an alum who escorted the civil rights leader. Also, how another man also made strides in civil rights a decade before King, and a Dallas fifth-grader delivers the winning speech from Friday's Gardere MLK Oratory Competition.

You can listen to the segment weekdays at 6:20 p.m. and 8:20 a.m. on 90.1 FM.

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.