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Embodiment of Lewis' lifelong sacrifice set to honor him at crucial moment in US history

Inside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church in Atlanta, the nation's first Black president -- who has acknowledged there only was a Black president because of what Civil Rights icon and eventual Congressman John Lewis sacrificed -- will deliver the eulogy. His two White predecessors, both children of a Civil Rights era that Lewis helped galvanize, will speak before him.

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Brooks' funeral shows dichotomy of Atlanta

The home of Martin Luther King Jr., capital of the New South and "the city too busy to hate" is again in the spotlight of protest and change related to the country's race relations, from Black Lives Matter to the presidential election.

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Tolerance has a fatal flaw. This is the solution

As a first-generation Indian American who grew up in 1980s Reagan-era New York City shaped by efforts at multiculturalism, I had social studies classes that were filled with lessons about America's guiding principle of tolerance. My teachers pointed to the Statue of Liberty as this virtue's crowning symbol, asking us to bring in pennies to help underwrite efforts to restore Lady Liberty marred by decades of pollution. When we learned about Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight for civil rights for black Americans, "tolerance" also took on the tacit assumption that we had now achieved his dream, even if it had cost him his life.

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RFK died 52 years ago this weekend. What would he say now?

Fifty-two years ago this weekend, Robert F. Kennedy, then the junior senator from New York and a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, died in Los Angeles, the victim of a political assassination. I've been looking again at the final months of his life, which were largely shaped by the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. The words he spoke the night of April 4, 1968, when King was assassinated, and in the days following feel tailor-made for own moment in 2020. And his efforts at guidance as a presidential candidate during those weeks leading up to his own death on June 6, bring into stark relief the stunning dereliction of leadership shown in 2020 by President Donald Trump.

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The pandemic is putting America's civil rights legacy at risk

What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. referred to as the "promise of American democracy" at the 1963 March On Washington is receding against the twin burdens of a highly racialized pandemic and anti-government sentiment -- fueled by no less than the president of the United States -- that apes the "states' rights" rhetoric of the Civil War.

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President visits MLK memorial

President Donald Trump on Monday made an unscheduled, unannounced trip to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in recognition of the holiday honoring the civil rights icon.

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MLK Jr.'s son reacts to Trump's tweet

Dr. Martin Luther King III, the son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., reacts to President Donald Trump's tweet on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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