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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks before the Massachusetts Legislature in Boston on April 22, 1965. (AP)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks before the Massachusetts Legislature in Boston on April 22, 1965. (AP)
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Fifty years ago this month, just weeks after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led the historic march to Selma, Alabama, he came to Boston and spoke before a joint convention of the Massachusetts Legislature.

It was his first speech ever before a legislative body.

On Monday, members of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus read that speech in its entirety to a joint session of the Massachusetts Legislature.

WBUR's Delores Handy joins Morning Edition with a report on the State House ceremony.

To hear the full report, click on the audio player above.

This segment aired on April 28, 2015.

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