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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.


ATLANTA (AP) -- The nation will pause to remember Martin Luther King Jr. with parades, marches and service projects.

King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January. In Atlanta, a service will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King was pastor. In Memphis, Tenn., where King was assassinated, an audio recording of an interview with King will be played at the National Civil Rights Museum. The recording sheds new light on a phone call President John F. Kennedy made to King's wife more than 50 years ago.

Historians generally agree Kennedy's phone call to Coretta Scott King expressing concern over her husband's arrest in October 1960 - and Robert Kennedy's work behind the scenes to get King released - helped JFK win the White House.

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llhuberarchitect January 20 2014 at 3:50 PM

He had a dream. That is all it was. The civil rights movement today and attitudes of African Americans and liberals are so far from content of the heart and not the color of the skin. Today it is all about your color period. It has nothing about the content of your heart (character) or willingness to work hard for the American dream. It is all about what can I get from those who work so I can live on the dole. Kennedy of the same era also said ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country. If MLK and kennedy were alive today they would be ashamed of black leadres and the democrats. P.S. I remember both and thought they had great words of wisdom then that are valid today.

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Monty and Karlee llhuberarchitect January 20 2014 at 3:52 PM

I could agree more!

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Demetra January 20 2014 at 9:19 AM

I am black female studying political science at Louisiana Tech University and this is a day that we should rejoice because Martin Luther King, Jr. paved the way for me but it's so crazy hearing all the negative comments on a day like this. Not ALL BLACK people are a me nance to society. Not everyone is going to be who they need to be so who are we to judge?

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efvann Demetra January 20 2014 at 9:34 AM

menace Ad I would think that you might want to study Behavioral Sciences in order to help those of your people who don't seem to have a clue as to how to help themselves. They are in greater need than having another "Political Scientist" mucking everything up. We have one in the WH right now who's masquerading as an attorney. And leader.
As for MLK, walked Selma with the man. And he WAS the Man! It's too bad that the SPLC and NAACP have forgotten. But for those who knew him........he will ALWAYS be THE MAN.
And I am not of your race. However, instead of Black or White (or any other color) those who are 'color blind' can say we are members of the HUMAN race. The only one that matters.
Mor am I a Liberal or Democrat, and haven't been since the late 60's when I saw what LBJ did with his "Great Society". He put the chains back on you who'd only a couple of generations earlier had them removed by another President. Only this time I don't think those "velvet" chains will ever come off.

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debnaert Demetra January 20 2014 at 9:37 AM

Stop trying to turn him into some kind of saint......... Kennedy was a cheat and so was King......... they did their jobs but they were not to be trusted.

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KC LIVE January 20 2014 at 10:50 AM

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newtexan503 January 20 2014 at 2:18 PM

divadee44705 I don't want to go where your headed at all, you haven't been anywhere but free in America, and It appears your not headed anywhere Gps is Reasonable!

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newtexan503 January 20 2014 at 1:57 PM

The American Indians fought to be free of such slavery issues! The slaves,did not unite to fight against the Slavers, The Jews in Germany didn't unite to fight against the Nazi movement! and the American Indian is no different now than the Palistine's in Gaza! America has come nowhere in over 300 years! First thing the Slaves did after being freed was join forces with the American Government and help conquer the Indians! so much for their civil rights as far As This 7/8th. Sioux Indian that served this Government Honorably! I feel that The America as we have known it has been overthrown by the World Order to have one ruling country for the world! back to square one America.

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alydartwo January 20 2014 at 6:24 PM

i know of much better.

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peckart alydartwo January 20 2014 at 8:13 PM

much better what?? a tad abstract

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tmspitrow January 20 2014 at 1:01 PM

i respected mlk,but paying the bill for a day off is bs,when this country needs the money.

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tippy301 tmspitrow January 20 2014 at 1:23 PM

Austin yellow dog democrats still refer to MLK Day as,"Old 19th Street Day", in private. Want proof ? Just read the state historical plaque on the Austin American Statesman " newspaper" building; ...'founded in 1871...as the Democrat Statesman...to stop reconstruction', or words to that effect.

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harry January 20 2014 at 7:15 PM

Unfortunately its as though other ethnic groups have lived into the King legacy moreso than the blacks. What ever happened to an idea of acceptance based upon Kings content character as opposed to color of skin. Blacks seem follow to enjoy the dictates of Sharpton and Jackson perpetuating division in the races with so much hatred toward every ethnic group.The cities, streets, justice system, federal and state programs have all been tainted and corrupted by the use of the term of 'Racism' which has become more of a slogan for abuse than to remedy injustice and more of stepping stone for gaining the upper hand as oposed to working with others. . Still 89% of violent crimes are committed by blacks. Daily newspapers and new documentaries tell of black on black crimes. Neighborhoods have become combat zone. Rap Music has become an immoral venture to test the decency of the art. Vulgarity, intimiation has become a norm. I just don't believe MLK would be proud of the missed opportunities offered by society and which have been abused, tainted and corrupted by a race which has no incentive to move away from he past nor into a future toward equality.

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julietjdx3 harry January 20 2014 at 7:54 PM

while I agree with you that blacks have not lived the Martin Luther king dreams you should get new statistics
the whites are the highest criminal rate in the United States, I am an African descendant form another country and I hate rap music because it disrespect women but thats beside the point whites are the largest amount of criminals in the United States

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michaelelliottmooremichael January 20 2014 at 1:45 PM

We can not change a persons perceptional reality we can help educate them so they learn to change their perceptional reality

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thompsoncomclean January 20 2014 at 11:27 AM

The man put himself in harms way and paid the ultimate price for an idea that shouldn't have been a revelation to anyone its just one day for one black man tomorrow the country will have moved on so All of the boarder line bigots need to stop crying every holiday or day of recognition we have to pay homage to some great white man , love your brother-Happy MLK Day

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