King’s example inspires and enlightens


Monday marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a holiday to honor the Atlanta-born civil rights leader and Baptist minister. Assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, the Nobel Prize laureate’s leadership is credited with ending legal segregation of African Americans in the South through his nonviolent protests and his powerful oratory skills. Dozens of biographies can be found offering rich, nuanced analysis of King’s impact on American history, his role in the civil rights movement and the personal complexit...

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