Bronx 3-year-old Autumn Foye recites Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I have a dream’ speech

Children at LMNOP Day Care in Williamsbridge get an early start studying the Civil Rights Movement. (1/20/14)

THE BRONX - A Bronx toddler is paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. in the leader's own words.

Autumn Foye is able to recite the powerful phrases that helped change a nation. At just 3 years old, she knows King's "I have a dream" speech, and repeats it with her classmates at the LMNOP Day Care in Williamsbridge every day.

Teacher Althea Johnson says she never doubted that the center's young students would be able to memorize the historical declaration that marked the Civil Rights Movement.

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While the children may be too young to fully understand King's contribution, Johnson hopes that by sharing his legacy early on, they can appreciate it even more in the future.
 

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