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Faithful remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s message

Civil rights leader focus of sermons

A gospel choir’s joyous hymns rose to the vaulted ceiling of a Catholic church in Roxbury Sunday as clergy, parishioners, and visitors gathered to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and consider the ongoing struggle for racial equality.

The men and women of the Boston Community Choir lifted 19 voices in song, clapped 19 pairs of hands, and swayed 19 sets of hips as they performed.

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