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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nation remembers with parades, service
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nation remembers with parades, service

The nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with parades, community service and calls for harmony after a year that again tested the boundaries of race relations in the United States. With major parades in Los Angeles and San Antonio, President Obama leading the nation in a day of community service, and a variety of other commemorations across much of the nation, the United States remembered the assassinated civil rights leader whose nonviolent campaigns helped end racial segregation and increased blacks’ political participation and rights. Yet even as the nation remembered how far it has come on racial issues, there were also signs of far it still has to go. A...

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