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Final Freedom Train in Bay Area ends 30 years of celebrating King's legacy

SAN JOSE, Calif. America's final Freedom Train chugged out of San Jose's Diridon Station and into the history books Monday, ending three decades of tributes on the nation's rails to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s enduring legacy. After years of declining interest, the chartered Caltrain roared to San Francisco on what organizers say was its last journey with a rejuvenated spirit and about 1,500 passengers five times more than last year. Packed joyously in 10 train cars, the multicultural mix of pilgrims sang civil rights hymns, read MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech and shared personal stories. Michelle Geary's mother, Arlee Geary, made sure their...