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Why we still remember MLK

January 21, 2014

By Zack Plair

Strength is the foundation of any movement worth remembering. Leaders who embody the true meaning of strength are worthy of remembrance.

Martin Luther King Jr. became a vocal leader of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ‘60s, not because of what he did to his opponents but through what he inspired his fellow African Americans to do for themselves. And on Monday, as we do every third Monday in January, we paused to commemorate his contribution to an American society that is far better off for the short time he spent a part of it.

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