Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

Monday, January 16, 2012

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, people across the country will honor the civil rights leader's memory and legacy in myriad ways. However, this is the first year when crowds seeking to give tribute can gather around the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in the National Mall. The 30-foot tall statue has been controversial because of the labor used to construct it and for its use of a paraphrased quote from Dr. King.

Reverend William Lamar is the senior pastor at Turner Memorial AME Church in Hyattsville, Maryland.


Rev. William Lamar

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja and Sitara Nieves

Comments [1]

Ed from Larchmont

The monumental Martin Luther King is an example for disciples of Jesus Christ that encourages all of us. Justice can be fought for even against great odds. In the pro-life movement, this encourages us. A fascinating question is what would his effect have been on the legal abortion movement that began after his death, and which targets the African-American community.

Jan. 16 2012 06:19 AM

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