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EHS student gives powerful speech on MLK Day

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EHS senior Ralyssa Enueshike delivers a moving speech at BTW Elementary School on MLK Day. Photo by Erin Anderson.

​Dr. King himself would’ve likely been moved by the poetic and poignant speech given by Elgin High School senior Ralyssa Enueshike. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16, Enueshike addressed the crowd at Booker T. Washington Elementary School. She spoke about Dr. King’s emphasis on love, his persistence in the fight for equality and how the unification of Elgin wouldn’t have been possible without Dr. King.“Without Martin Luther King's determination to create a world of love and peace, we wouldn't have Elgin, a melting pot of many different colors and ethnicities intermingling,” said Enueshike in her speech. “It is appropriate ...

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