Remembering MLK, 2008

(The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are as relevant today as when he was fighting for civil rights. And his legacy remains controversial. Just look at the arguments on the campaign trail this year about his achievements. Echoing that controversy, President Lyndon B. Johnson can be seen out of focus behind King in this photo. Johnson, for all of his faults, is noted in history for pushing through and signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.)

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

– Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963)

(White House photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. meeting with President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966 by Yoichi Okamoto. The photo is from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and is in the public domain.)

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