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By The Skanner News
Published: 30 August 2006

A diverse group of politicians, businesspeople, community leaders and regular citizens turned out Aug. 28 at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue in front of the Oregon Convention Center to mark the 43rd anniversary of the Rev. King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, first delivered in 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The event, hosted by the Northeast Coalition of Neighbors, featured speeches by local dignitaries and a performance by gospel group The Light.

State Sen. Avel Gordly, right, and Willie Brown, executive director of the Northeast Coalition of Neighbors, show off the Visionary Awards they received at the remembrance ceremony

The Light wows the crowd outside the convention center.

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