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Presidential Candidates Reflect on
Martin Luther King Jr.


He was nonviolent, but he was anything but tame. His message was from the Old Testament: Set my people free. He said we should "allow no man to take us so low as to hate him"--and yet, he seemed to draw energy from those who hated him. He was a prophet.

To honor him we asked those leaders who are now positioning themselves to be America’s next president to reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.--to hear from them about this man who said that "suffering can be a most creative and powerful social force," and that "there is within human nature an amazing potential for goodness."

Click here to read what some of the major presidential candidates told us about Martin Luther King.



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