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An inscription on the side of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall, which paraphrased a speech King delivered in 1968 in Atlanta, is being removed.

An inscription on the side of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall, which paraphrased a speech King delivered in 1968 in Atlanta, is being removed.

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A look at the life and influence of Dr. King

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. played a pivotal role in race relations in the United States for nearly a decade. He helped secure the end of legal segregation of African-American citizens, created the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and served as a source of inspiration for black individuals across the globe.

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COMMENTARY: Dr. King's legacy and the 21st century

While attending a church service dedicated to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I was struck by the conflation of what the Civil Rights Movement fought against and what should be our modern-day priorities.

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Inscription removed from MLK Memorial

A controversial inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall has been removed by its sculptor.