U.S. Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill.) says young people can still learn from the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King. Kirk asked a crowd of elementary school children in Waukegan Monday what King means to them personally. Arion Jennings of Waukegan answered. “Well he stopped a lot of racism, but like, it still goes on today,” Jennings said. “So I think he is a hero to America.”
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Kirk encouraged the kids to celebrate Martin Luther King Day by watching King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. “Today is the day you’re going to go on YouTube and put in Dr. Martin Luther King on the search engine and watch one of his speeches,” Kirk said. Kirk also suggested that one way kids can help achieve King’s dream is by choosing a career in public service.