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MLK Legacy

Published: 1/15/2014
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the giants of the 20th century, and the legacy he left behind still inspires the world, decades after his death. Equality, service, peace... they're all concepts MLK championed. On the 85th anniversary of his birth, we remember the legacy left by Dr. King. Image: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., at Atlanta Univ. for SCLC-sponsored student conference, 1960. (Photo by Howard Sochurek//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
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Martin Luther King's Legacy

Explore King's legacy in the articles below, then visit our special section on Martin Luther King Jr. for MLK memories, quotes, facts and more.


Martin Luther King Jr.'s Living Legacy

The National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington contain some of the nation’s most cherished symbols: monuments to commemorate our greatest presidents; shrines to honor the courage and sacrifice of veterans; and memorials to celebrate America’s commitment to freedom. The newest of them, the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, majestically captures the civil rights hero's fight for justice everywhere.

source: AARP

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