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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was slain by a gunshot as he stood outside a Memphis hotel on April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m. Central time. He was in the midst of fighting for the Civil Rights of our people and he stood on a platform of no violence. The disgusting irony in his death is enough to cause pain deep enough to span generations.

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Today, we remember his fight and we remember his dream. We’re living Dr. King, but each day, we still have to fight the good fight. Your martyrdom isn’t in vain. RIP.

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