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Massachusetts pols attend Martin Luther King breakfast

January 19, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Top political leaders in Massachusetts gathered in Boston for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast honoring the legacy of the slain civil rights leader.

Among the speakers at the breakfast Monday at the Boston Convention Center were Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke via video message.

Topper Carew was the keynote speaker. The Boston native is an architect, media consultant and television and film producer who was a prominent civil rights advocate in the 1960s.

Ebony Reed, director of business development local markets at The Associated Press, was master of ceremonies.

The breakfast has become one of the premier events on the state’s political calendar. Proceeds from the event will go toward student scholarships and community programs.

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