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August 27, 2013
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MLK’s dream

The 1960s evolved as a decade of hope and change: A voice grew louder in this country as the civil rights movement gained strength, particular in the southern states. Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. took his position at the Lincoln Memorial and stood before a quarter million people in the nation’s capital at the March on Washington, a rally for freedom and jobs, and delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in which he passionately pleaded for equality for all. King, the founder and president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, called upon the people to recognize …

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