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NCCU Students Honor Life, Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted January 14, 2003 2:01 a.m. EST

— Students at one Triangle-area university are honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dozens of students and faculty at N.C. Central gathered Tuesday for a campus vigil. It is part of a week-long calendar of events in honor of the civil rights activist.

Students said Dr. King's contributions will never be forgotten.

"He was someone who not just fought for African-Americans -- a great person in society," said student body president Damien Ruffin.

Dr. King's birthday is Jan. 15. The slain civil rights leader would have turned 74 years old.