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San Diegans Reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

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San Diego County residents are reflecting on Martin Luther King's legacy today. One event took place at Balboa Park's World Beat Center. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

San Diegans Reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

(Photo: A group of Native American Indians helped to kick off a King Day event at Balboa Park. Ana Tintocalis/KPBS )

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San Diego County residents are reflecting on Martin Luther King's legacy today. One event took place at Balboa Park's World Beat Center. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.   A group of Native American Indians kicked off the World Beat Center's 22nd annual tribute. Annie Entaparra stood outside in the cold. She says too many people don't listen to King's message of hope and unity.   

Entaparra: All the negativity that's going on. They don't think about the positivity of the things we can do. As far as have something this.

Inside spectators watched young people perform music and dance routines inspired by King. But Larry Jones worries too many kids today don't understand King's legacy.

Jones: The young people are more into a narcissism type thing. They really don't care about others. But the whole movement of the civil rights was about others. It was just about other people getting a fair chance in the United States.
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Jones says King's teaching are more relevant than ever. Ana Tintocalis, KPBS News.

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