“America would never be free or saved from itself until the descendants of its slaves were loosed completely from the shackles they still wear”
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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As many make the pilgrimage to Memphis, Tenn. to mark this day 50 years ago when an assassin took the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel, there are no words that can adequately express the sheer magnitude of this moment. Some say a movement was thwarted, others say the momentum shifted and generations were forever changed for their steady determination to fight for civil rights.
I’ll highlight some of his speeches today as we pause to reflect on the civil rights movement, now and then.
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