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Lawmakers Credit MLK For Success

April 4th, 2008 by flanews

Black lawmakers joined in Tallahassee Friday to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King on the 40th anniversary of his death. State Representatives and Senators gathered at the Martin Luther King Tree in the Capitol Courtyard to remember the civil rights leader. Representative Curtis Richardson said if it wasnt for Dr. King, he wouldnt be a lawmaker.

We wouldnt be where we are but for the life that Dr. King lived and what he sacrificed for all of us so all of us could have a set at the table of government in our great state and be a part of the decision making process and shape policies that shape all Floridians, said Richardson.

Richardson said the state apologizing for slavery is a good start, but more needs to be done to help minorities in Floridas criminal justice system.

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