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Honoring the life, legacy and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Picture of Lyndon B. Johnson giving a gentleman a pen with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Born on January 15, 1929, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. created a legacy of hope and healing in America. His efforts toward progress and harmony have paved the way for interracial and intercultural coordination and involvement today. The United States Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS), which was established under Title X of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its purview expanded under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, commemorates this holiday as it honors the work of a man who braved persecution and had a global impact through his empowering voice and leadership. Throughout its history, CRS has championed Dr. King’s inspiring dream of a vibrant, all-embracing nation unified in justice, peace, and reconciliation. CRS, also known as “America’s Peacemaker,” is the only Federal government agency charged with the responsibility of bringing racial conflicts to peaceful resolutions.  

 

 

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