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For more on the life and work of Dr. King, go to The King Center.
• King papers part of civil rights' past, future
• Andrew Young on King's final moments Video
• Facing violence, King never abandoned non-violence
• Sneaking paper to MLK in jail Video
• CNN All Access: Soledad O'Brien Video
• Gallery: The documents: Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

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In 1986, the United States first observed King's birthday as a national holiday. Today, officials urge the public to remember King by participating in service projects in their communities.
• Gallery: King's life and legacy
• Timeline: Civil rights in modern times
• Gallery: Remembering MLK around the nation
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