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Area Residents Celebrate King Legacy And Honor Casteen

Area Residents Celebrate King Legacy And Honor Casteen

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Several hundred local residents did what they could Sunday evening to rekindle the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr., and his campaigns for racial equality in the 1950′s and 1960′s. A diverse crowd gathered at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church to sing “We Shall Overcome” and other anthems of the civil rights movement. The group also honored John Casteen, the President Emeritus of the University of Virginia. Casteen (pictured) left no doubt that he disagrees with the new ground rules for student financial aid through the Access UVA program. The University’s Board of Visitors voted last summer to make Access UVA more of a loan program. Casteen also denounced the new voter ID law that was approved by the 2013 General Assembly.

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