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MLK's words illustrate his faith, patriotism and desire for unity


Last updated 1/22/2020 at 1:55pm

Because he was taken from us just before my first birthday, what I know about Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. comes from his speeches and writing. His words provide a stark contrast to so many activists and politicians in today's polarized political climate.

Despite his attempts to speak from a love of God, love of country, and love for mankind, he was not a unifying figure because Americans in the 1960s were sharply at odds over the Vietnam War and racial strife.

King spoke in terms that were dear to most every American and which necessarily made many uncomfortable. He pointe...

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