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With the unveiling of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington this week, it’s important to take a moment to understand the profound impact Dr. King has on the Christian conservative movement, writes Jordan Sekulow in the Washington Post‘s On Faith section.

“No one can question Dr. King’s commitment to fighting for the rights of the individual,” notes Sekulow. “His efforts are well documented in his quest to secure racial equality, to speak for those who did not have a voice. That’s the cornerstone of his legacy.

It is the way he went about his work that is so inspiring. Controversial? Yes. Unorthodox? Yes. Effective? Definitely.

When the Sekulow family moved to Atlanta some years ago, we saw first-hand the impact of his life and spent many hours at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

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