Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Corker and Alexander on honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Alexander Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17– U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)  made the following statement to commemorate the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday on Monday, January 20:

“Dr. King’s birthday reminds me of a hot August day in 1963. I was a law student and summer intern at the Department of Justice, and I remember standing at the back of a huge crowd as Dr. King spoke of his dream that one day his children would not be judged ‘by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.’ This was a time of sit-ins and civil rights marches in the South. Even some major universities were just beginning to end segregation by race. So much has changed since that day, but his words are important words to remember as we strive to honor his legacy."

Corker Statement in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., made the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.

“Dr. King had a tremendous vision of what our country could be, and he also had the courage to stand up and pursue it,” said Corker. “As we honor his legacy, his example reminds all of us to pursue public service in a way that ensures we leave behind a better country for future generations.”

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