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50 years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed on the balcony of a motel in Memphis.
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50 years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed on the balcony of a motel in Memphis.

The anniversary of his death made me think about my daughter and what her life would have been like without Dr. King and what he did for America.

(That’s her with my wife on their way to Los Angeles for a few days)

I picture my daughter being forced to drink from a different drinking fountain as her sister.

I picture my daughter not being allowed to use the same bathroom as her sister.

I picture my daughter not being able to sit in the same part of the bus as her sister.

I picture my daughter not being able to go to the same school as her sister.

Dr. King helped change all that.
My daughter now has the same opportunities as her sister.
And that is a beautiful thing.

As Congressman John Lewis said today:

"If it hadn't been for Martin Luther King Jr. I don't know what would have happened to our nation.
I don't know what would have happened to many of us that had been left out and left behind.
I thank God that he lived.
He taught us how to live.
He taught us how to stand up, to be brave, courageous, and bold, and to never give up."

I couldn’t agree more.


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