Tutu calls on audience to fight for human rights

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: January 16, 2012 - 6:11 PM

MINNEAPOLIS - Human rights activist Naomi Tutu told the 2,000 people gathered at a breakfast honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., that much work still needs to be done to achieve equality for all.

Tutu is the daughter of Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu. She spoke Monday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

She pointed to the death of 3-year-old Terrell Mayes, shot by a stray bullet that entered his Minneapolis home. She says as long as children are not safe, we are far from the promised land.

Minnesota Public Radio News reports ( http://bit.ly/yp06SI) that Tutu called on the audience to fight for human rights.

Minneapolis City Councilmember Don Samuels says inequalities exist in Minnesota, and while the issue may seem overwhelming, the day honoring King is a day of hope.

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Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mpr.org

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