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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, people stand outside a small store in Camden, N.J. The city has among the nation's highest unemployment, school dropout and homeless rates. The latest census data finds 53.6 percent of the city's residents in poverty, the highest in the nation. In 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. declared, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.î For at least two of Kingís children, the future envisioned by the father has yet to arrive. Martin Luther King III says, "What my father is asking is to create the climate where every American can realize his or her dreams. Now what does that mean when you have 50 million people living in poverty?" (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)