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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Apr 4, 2018
Press Release

DALLAS, TX – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

“More than 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his life to see an end to the injustices of racial segregation across America, we continue to celebrate his life and lasting legacy.  Countless Americans have benefitted from the profound impact of Dr. King’s life work and sacrifice.  He is a shining example of love and tolerance for all mankind, regardless of race, religion, or background.  His assassination spurred a wave of peaceful protests, inspiring individuals all over the world to defend their rights and values.

“People of all races lean on his non-violent teachings to empower them through their own struggles for freedom and equality.  Human unity was the core of Dr. King’s message, a call for peace and peaceful cooperation that echoes into the civil rights movements of modern America.  The unity that Dr. King taught is an ideal to strive for in our everyday lives as we work to lift or communities towards the light of peace, love, and prosperity.

“It’s a fight between justice and injustice.  Our battle is as strong today as it was 50 years ago.  Until we all work together, we will not achieve the dream.  Working with different ideologies, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds to promote true equality in our society requires the kind of collaboration that Dr. King worked and strived for until his very last breath.  The profound diversity of our nation requires a cohesive union willing to protect and provide the justice for all we are innately entitled to as human beings.”

 

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