Civil rights icon says King’s dream has been hijacked

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AUBURN, Ala. (RNS) The Rev. Joseph Lowery, an icon of the 1960s civil rights movement, cautioned an Auburn University audience not to “sanitize” the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s achievements. Speaking at an event to mark King’s birthday on Friday (Jan. 15), Lowery said some have hijacked King’s dream, using it and ensuing advancements in […]

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