Students honor Dr. King at West Side basketball tournament


Coach Dorothy Gaters started the MLK Dream Classic tournament in 2001. At the time, just four teams, all girls, took part. Now, it draws kids from private and public schools, the city and suburbs. It’s an opportunity for young people to see each other as their equals. “You never know when you might need someone else,” Jakyah Amos, a junior at Lindblom Math and Science Academy, said. “It gives you strong bonds with others.”


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