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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Today, we pause to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whom we lost on this date 49 years ago.

Dr. King was in Memphis, TN to participate in a sanitation workers’ strike when, on April 4, 1968 he was assassinated outside his hotel room.

King dedicated his life to eradicating racism, segregation and ensuring equal justice for all using nonviolent civil disobedience.

King remains an icon, not only of the Civil Rights movement, but of our nation’s history. His words and his actions have had a lasting impact on our society on a local, national and global level.

May we take an opportunity today to remember his contributions to equality, justice and peace during a tumultuous time, and to strive to keep his legacy alive by treating everyone with dignity and respect.

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