Plans For MLK Plaque In Mass. Statehouse Move Forward

BOSTON (AP) — Plans to install a plaque at the Massachusetts Statehouse to mark the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s address to lawmakers in the building in 1965 are moving forward.

The state House of Representatives on Dec. 23 passed a resolve filed early last year by Democratic state Rep. Bud Williams, of Springfield, that would authorize the installation of a plaque in the House chamber.

The address was delivered on April 22, 1965, to a joint session of the Legislature during King’s two-day visit to Boston that included a civil rights march from Roxbury to the Boston Common.

The measure was referred to the Committee on Senate Rules.

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