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The multifaceted King

James Forman, Martin Luther King Jr., and Harry Belafonte. James Forman, Martin Luther King Jr., and Harry Belafonte. (UPI/File 1965)
January 21, 2008

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THE 1965 protests in Selma, Ala., were perhaps Martin Luther King Jr.'s greatest triumph. They pressured Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act within weeks. And yet one participant in the climactic march to Montgomery, Ala., noted that King appeared to be doing little: "He seemed to have his mind on something else all the time." Another recalled, "He seemed ... (Full article: 964 words)

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