Dustin Duong

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Local community members and leaders assemble for the ribbon-cutting at the recently opened  Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. A crowd gathered for the park's ribbon-cutting two years after the initial groundbreaking.

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Local community members and leaders assemble for the ribbon-cutting at the recently opened  Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. A crowd gathered for the park's ribbon-cutting two years after the initial groundbreaking.


Bikers take on the track at the recently opened Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Members of the community gathered for the park's ribbon-cutting two years after the initial groundbreaking.

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Bikers take on the track at the recently opened Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Members of the community gathered for the park's ribbon-cutting two years after the initial groundbreaking.


(From left) Josh Delaney, 12, Ben Dover, 13, and Connor Pants, 10, swing as Dexter McQueen, 12, looks on at the recently opened Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Members of the community gathered for the park's ribbon-cutting two years after the initial groundbreaking.

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(From left) Josh Delaney, 12, Ben Dover, 13, and Connor Pants, 10, swing as Dexter McQueen, 12, looks on at the recently opened Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Members of the community gathered for the park's ribbon-cutting two years after the initial groundbreaking.


Local community members and leaders assemble for the ribbon-cutting at the recently opened Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. A crowd gathered for the park's ribbon-cutting two years after the initial groundbreaking.

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Local community members and leaders assemble for the ribbon-cutting at the recently opened Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. A crowd gathered for the park's ribbon-cutting two years after the initial groundbreaking.


Gene Nichol, a UNC law professor, addresses a crowd of community members in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. "We are required to stand: everyone in this community, every member of this state, Republican, Democrat, White, Black, Latino, every member of this rainbow,” Nichol said. “We’re required to stand because somewhere we read ‘we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal," he said.

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Gene Nichol, a UNC law professor, addresses a crowd of community members in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. "We are required to stand: everyone in this community, every member of this state, Republican, Democrat, White, Black, Latino, every member of this rainbow,” Nichol said. “We’re required to stand because somewhere we read ‘we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal," he said.


Attendees listen to the UNC Gospel Choir in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Chapel Hill during a Martin Luther King Jr. rally sponsored by Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP's Youth Council on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Hundreds of members of the community gathered to consider King's legacy in Chapel Hill and beyond.

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Attendees listen to the UNC Gospel Choir in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Chapel Hill during a Martin Luther King Jr. rally sponsored by Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP's Youth Council on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Hundreds of members of the community gathered to consider King's legacy in Chapel Hill and beyond.


Richard Watkin (right), a member of the St. Joseph CME Church congregation, introduces speaker Gene Nichol in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church during a Martin Luther King Jr. rally sponsored by Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP's Youth Council on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

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Richard Watkin (right), a member of the St. Joseph CME Church congregation, introduces speaker Gene Nichol in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church during a Martin Luther King Jr. rally sponsored by Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP's Youth Council on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.


Attendees gather in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Chapel Hill for worship during during a Martin Luther King Jr. rally sponsored by Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP's Youth Council on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Hundreds of members of the community gathered to consider King's legacy in Chapel Hill and beyond.

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Attendees gather in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Chapel Hill for worship during during a Martin Luther King Jr. rally sponsored by Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP's Youth Council on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Hundreds of members of the community gathered to consider King's legacy in Chapel Hill and beyond.


Richard Watkin (right), a member of the St. Joseph CME Church congregation, delivers a speech delivers a speech in the basement of First Baptist Church during a Martin Luther King Jr. rally sponsored by Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP's Youth Council on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

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Richard Watkin (right), a member of the St. Joseph CME Church congregation, delivers a speech delivers a speech in the basement of First Baptist Church during a Martin Luther King Jr. rally sponsored by Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP's Youth Council on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.


Children line a stage behind Tai Huynh, UNC senior and Chapel Hill Town Council member, as he delivers a speech in the basement of First Baptist Church during a Martin Luther King Jr. rally sponsored by Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP's Youth Council on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. “Improving education is not just about fixing schools but addressing the problems that reach far beyond the classroom,” said Huynh.

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Children line a stage behind Tai Huynh, UNC senior and Chapel Hill Town Council member, as he delivers a speech in the basement of First Baptist Church during a Martin Luther King Jr. rally sponsored by Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP's Youth Council on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. “Improving education is not just about fixing schools but addressing the problems that reach far beyond the classroom,” said Huynh.