Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Time for Service and Reflection

King's message pondered on national holiday

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- On what would have been his 67th birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. was honored with memorial services, speeches and marches throughout the country. President Bill Clinton, who spoke to 1,500 people gathered for a memorial service at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, called King "a man who challenged us to face our flaws and become a better nation."
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Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

More African-Americans traveling to historical sites


January 15, 1996

To commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., many tourists are visiting his gravesite in Atlanta, Georgia.
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CNN's 1963 March on Washington gallery

Selected speeches from Dr. King

"I See the Promised Land"

"I Have a Dream"

"Give Us the Ballot - We'll Transform the South"

"Philosophy of the student nonviolent movement"

"A time to break silence"

"Where do we go from here?"

King's Washington Speech (audio)

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National Rainbow Coalition

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National Holiday declaration

Dr. King was a peaceful person

CNN Interactive's Coverage of the Million Man March

National Civil Rights Museum

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project


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