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Monday, January 21, 2013
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Local civil rights leader reflects on historic day for racial equality

At age 82, Roosevelt Sands has lived in a world before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a world after.

Sands arrived in Key West on Oct. 1, 1930, the namesake son of city employee Roosevelt Sands, and the first generation of his Bahamian family born on American soil.

But in the era of unquestioned racial segregation, the powers that be considered Sands...

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