Students Celebrate The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16, 2011 Updated Jan 16, 2011 at 10:27 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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January 16, 2011 Updated Jan 16, 2011 at 10:27 AM EDT

NIAGARA FALL, NY ( WKBW ) Hundreds came together Thursday night at Niagara Falls High School to celebrate and honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....and keep his dream alive for the community.

It was an inspiring evening of music and speeches at the Performing Arts Center at Niagara Falls High School.

Several area agencies teamed up for this tribute, including the National Federation Of Just Communities, in an effort to continue Dr. King's work to end racial segregation discrimination through non-violent means.

United States Magistrate, the Honorable Judge Hugh B. Scott commented that, "there are still some mountains to be climbed. I would not want us to give up or to slow down thinking that the struggle is over. There's still a need to make sure our young people have an education that can get them out of the grips of poverty and despair."

Dr. King would have been 82 years old Saturday. His birthday will be observed across the country on Monday.