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Kids learn MLK's life lessons at local museum

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)-- This year's MLK Day of Service included projects spread across the Cedar Valley.

At the African American Museum in Cedar Rapids children spent their day off from school learning about Dr. King's message.

While King preached about justice, empowerment, love and peace, in the final months of his life, his attention turned to fighting poverty. Museum workers read stories, planned a scavenger hunt and held discussions with students about how they can honor MLK's memory.

Third grade student Diamond Roundtree says, "He's my hero because he is great.  He helped us."

Diamond's little sister Dynasty also learned about MLK.  "He helped people so it could be even for whites and blacks."

The African American museum is located on 12th Ave. SE in Cedar Rapids. It features a sculpture of Dr. King donated by Cedar Rapids native, Leola Anders.  Admission is $5.00.

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