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As we end our Michael Jackson tribute weekend, here’s an exclusive story from NewsOne. Harlem gave Michael a homegoing that only Harlem could give.

Originally published June 26, 2009

Hundreds thronged the sidewalk outside the Apollo theater, in a raucous celebration of the musical prodigy that was Michael Jackson.

Hanging above them in the famed theater’s platinum marquee were the surreal words: “In memory of Michael Jackson. A true Apollo legend. 1958-2009”

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