GAZETTE | Montrealers remember King's mission; U.S. civil rights hero's legacy held up as increasingly poignant

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"In this critical moment, of ... racial profiling, of brutality that has made a Black Lives Matter movement (in the United States) urgently necessary, a moment in which white supremacist groups are on the rise, a moment in which the black community is still calling for economic justice, for equity in employment ... let us not forget the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King's challenge to us all: do not shy away from societal, economic, political power," Adelle Blackett, a law professor at McGill University, told a crowd that had filled the pews of the Union United Church in Little Burgundy, Canada's oldest black congregation founded in 1907.

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