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Passengers talk on Monday about why they are riding Caltrain's "Freedom Train" in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, people around the country had the day off. Many simply hung out, but other civic-minded folks in the Bay Area took to the streets, beaches, homeless shelters and museums to honor the late reverend who preached for equality and justice for all.
Here is a small list of the goings-on in honor of the late Dr. King.
In San Jose, students built solar suitcases at the Tech Museum of Innovation to send to West Africa. The idea is the brainchild of ob-gyn, Dr. Laura Stachel and her husband, founder of WE CARE Solar, Hal Aronson.
"I want children to be able to look beyond their personal lives and feel connected to both the problems that exist and the ways to solve them," Stachel told NBC Bay Area.
Here is a small list of the other goings-on in honor of the late Dr. King.
Caltrain also launched its annual "Freedom Train," organized by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Santa Clara Valley. The train left the San Jose Diridon station and arrived in San Francisco at 11 a.m.