Continuing the Dream for Workers' Rights

By WEEK Producer

April 4, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 4:26 AM CDT

43 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated while supporting sanitation workers in Memphis.

Monday, his legacy lived on as members of the Peoria NAACP and Labor Council of West Central Illinois gathered at the Worker's Memorial near City Hall.

The gathering was in support of civil and human rights for working families, public employees and union members.

"The Labor Council and NAACP have come together in memory of Dr. King, what he did for us, and to pull together. We need to come to pull together to accomplish things that need to get accomplished," said Jackie Petty, Peoria NAACP Political Chair.

NAACP chapters across the country held similar events.

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