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Martin Luther King Jr. Day marked with song at Toronto school

"He was a leader for us," one student said as her Toronto school honoured the birthday of the late American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Song, art honours great American activist

Students honour MLK

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Martin Luther King Jr., the famous American civil rights leader, was honoured at a special ceremony at a Toronto school on Monday. 0:47

Martin Luther King Jr., the famous American civil rights leader, was honoured at a special ceremony at a Toronto school on Monday.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and marks the late leader's birthday. At the Carleton Village Sports and Wellness Academy, students marked the day with songs and the presentation of sculptures and posters honouring king.

"He was a leader for us," one elementary student told CBC News.

Check out the video above to see what some of the students think about King's legacy.  

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