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Kids learn about King's legacy at Westport workshop

Published 2:52 pm, Monday, January 20, 2014

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  • Eliza and Jonny Greenspan, both 5, of Westport, display peace-themed cross-stitch samples they created Monday during the Martin Luther King Day workshop at the Westport Historical Society. Photo: Jarret Liotta / Westport News contributed

    Eliza and Jonny Greenspan, both 5, of Westport, display peace-themed cross-stitch samples they created Monday during the Martin Luther King Day workshop at the Westport Historical Society.

    Photo: Jarret Liotta

 

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The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. was the focus of a children's workshop Monday on the holiday that pays tribute to the leader in the fight for racial equality and world peace.

The Westport Historical Society, as it has in years past, hosted the workshop to help youngsters better understand King and the values he fought for.

It was a fight that King brought to Westport in 1964 when he spoke at Temple Israel and urged his audience not to "sit out the revolution."

Here's a few scenes from the workshop activities ...