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    Taylor Branch on the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Historian Taylor Branch, author of a trilogy of books on the civil rights era, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, spoke about the life…

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    Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Mountaintop" Speech 50th Anniversary

    A ceremony commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Mountaintop” speech at the Mason Temple in Memphis the night before his assassination. In the speech, he reaffirmed his dedication to nonviolent…

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    50th Anniversary of March on Washington

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same spot where the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I have a dream” speech, for the…

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    Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication

    At the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the national mall, participants spoke about the legacy of the Reverend King and the civil rights movement. This program does not contain a…

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    The First Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the third Monday of January each year in order to fall near King’s birthday, which is January 15th. President Ronald Reagan…

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    Walk in My Shoes

    Andrew Young talked about his life and career, which included civil rights activism as an adviser to Martin Luther King, Jr., mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, and U.S. ambassador to the United…

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    Annual Salute to Greatness Awards Dinner

    Senmator Hillary Clinton was one of the honorees at the Martin Luther King Center’s annual awards dinner. Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young was among the speakers. Senator Clinton spoke about…

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    Coretta Scott King Funeral

    President Bush and three former presidents, national politicians, as well as civil rights and religious leaders paid tribute to the life and memory of Coretta Scott King at a funeral service held at the New Birth Missionary…

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Groundbreaking

    At the groundbreaking ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial along the Tidal Basin near the Lincoln Memorial, participants spoke about the legacy of Reverend King and…

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    Selma Voting Rights March Anniversary

    Participants gathered at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where in 1965 the civil rights movement gained national attention when white law enforcement officers used physical force to prevent…

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Design Unveiling

    Design finalists and judges participated in the unveiling of the winning design for the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. The memorial will be located on the National Mall. The Roma…

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    30th Anniversary March on Washington

    Civil rights activists spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the 30th Anniversary March on Washington entitled, “Jobs, Justice and Peace.” The march, whose participants…

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    25th Anniversary March on Washington

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