From The King Center:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a vital figure of the modern era.
His lectures and dialogues stirred the concern and sparked the
conscience of a generation. The movements and marches he led brought
significant changes in the fabric of American life through his courage
and selfless devotion. This devotion gave direction to thirteen years of
civil rights activities. His charismatic leadership inspired men and
women, young and old, in this nation and around the world.
Dr. King's concept of "somebodiness," which symbolized the celebration
of human worth and the conquest of subjugation, gave black and poor
people hope and a sense of dignity.
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The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial is scheduled to be dedicated August 28, 2011.
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