A Part of Dr. King's Legacy

One of the proudest moments I had as a Member of the United States Congress is when I voted to make Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday a national holiday; recognizing that he is the only person to have a national holiday who is not a former United States’ President. When I think about how he changed the course of this country with his non-violent strategy, it really means a lot to me. When I think it is because of his involvement we now have 44 African-American Members of the U.S. Congress, this would not have happened if not for the activity of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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