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Terri Lee Freeman, president of the National Civil Rights Museum, is a keeper of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Ben’s Chili Bowl proudly kept its doors open through the 1968 uprising, the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and 9/11. For the first time in its 61 years of business, the restaurant is uncertain of its future.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rev. Joseph Echols Lowery, a lieutenant to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has died at 98.

Civil rights icon, Joseph Lowery, passed away Friday at the age of 98. He worked along side Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to form the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization that worked to end segregation and racial discrimination.

The Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery has died at 98. The "Dean of the Civil Rights Movement" partnered with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in founding the SCLC and gave the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009.

Lowery was a founding member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked side-by-side with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Lowery was a founding member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked side-by-side with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was murdered by white supremacy. That’s it. That’s the tweet.

"This country has socialism for the rich, and rugged individualism for the poor." --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, 1968

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was my hero, my mentor, my friend, and my brother. We honor his legacy by celebrating this holiday as a day on, not a day off. It is a day of action, a day of love, to give of ourselves to others and begin anew the building of the beloved community.

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Earlier this year I spoke about Dr. King’s legacy of justice and peace, and his impact on uniting Americans. #MLK50  Proclamation:

Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that no matter what the color of our skin or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God. #MLKDay 

Today, it was my great honor to proclaim January 15, 2018, as Martin Luther King Jr., Federal Holiday. I encourage all Americans to observe this day with appropriate civic, community, and service activities in honor of Dr. King's life and legacy.

50 years ago today, I learned the painful news that my friend, my mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis, TN. He was my brother, my leader--that day it felt like something died in all of us.

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If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was preaching today, he would be speaking the idea that we are one people, one family, one house—the American house and the world house—that we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters, if not we will perish as fools.

I'm reluctant to pull the "I knew Dr. Martin Luther King," line. But I did. And I have a crazy hunch he would not have been a huge fan of Ted Cruz. And he might, just might, have supported the NFL players expressing their free speech by kneeling during the National Anthem.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy ." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. #NationalWalkoutDay 

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