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The Dream Lives On

America celebrates Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 20. Established in 1983, this federal holiday recognizes the life, work and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many people think of Dr. King as a champion of the African-American community, but the fact is, he was champion for all communities. His dream of equality and social justice  inspired people all over the world to stand up for their rights and the rights…

“I Have a Dream.”

Edison ParkFast salutes Dr. Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his most famous speech. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="540"] Crowds gathering at the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.[/caption] The New York Times Aug. 28, 2013 CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK: The Lasting Power of Dr. King’s Dream Speech By MICHIKO KAKUTANI He began slowly, with magisterial gravity, talking about what it was to be black in America in 1963 and the…