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Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton invoked the civil rights legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during an event at Citizens of Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Compton. The Democratic candidate, campaigning in California less than three weeks before the state’s presidential primary, told those in the largely African American audience that they needed a president who would remember them from Washington, D.C. “Compton is birthing a community, but you can’t do it alone,” Clinton said. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
‘I Have a Dream’ speech
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton listens as 9-year-old Camden Tillmen reads Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at Citizens of Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Compton. Clinton told the audience that when she was a teenager growing up near Chicago, she went into the city with members of her church to hear King speak. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Clinton hug
Sen. Clinton hugs Camden Tillmen after he read King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the church gathering. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
T-shirt
Sen. Clinton accepts a T-shirt from Compton Mayor Eric J. Perrodin during the event at Citizens of Zion Missionary Baptist Church. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Edwards
Former Sen. John Edwards, campaigning in downtown Los Angeles earlier this month, is ending his presidential bid. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Southern California Public Service Workers
“The very richest Americans are getting richer, the biggest corporations in America are getting wealthier. What’s happening to working people?” Democratic candidate John Edwards said in reaching out to union workers during his rally in downtown Los Angeles. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Obama round table
Sen. Barack Obama, during a campaign swing through California, speaks with a panel of single mothers at the Women’s Building in San Francisco. There, the Democratic candidate discussed the challenges that working women, in particular, face in trying to balance work and family and make ends meet. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Baby crying
Kara Daillik, left, a San Francisco teacher, tends to her 6-week-old son Django at a discussion on the economy, healthcare and other issues led by Sen. Barack Obama during a campaign visit to the Women’s Building in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)
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