King, Mandela Sought Changes For Equality

Posted: January 20, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Nearly 46 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was slain in Memphis and 31 years after President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a holiday in his honor, it’s easy to view the civil rights icon as almost messianic and without blemish.

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