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From TheJournal.ie Martin Luther King Jr's son says US 'must do better' 50 years on from assassination I Have A Dream

Martin Luther King Jr's son says US 'must do better' 50 years on from assassination

The civil rights leader was assassinated on 4 April 1968 – 50 years ago today.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Defining moments of Martin Luther King Jr's life Mlk Day

PICS: Defining moments of Martin Luther King Jr's life

The Nobel Peace Prize winner died in 1968.

From TheJournal.ie Irish welcome for civil rights leader who 'fought the scars and stains of racism all his life' John Lewis

Irish welcome for civil rights leader who 'fought the scars and stains of racism all his life'

John Lewis, an iconic figure from the US civil rights movement, was in Dublin yesterday to talk about his struggle, the lessons he learned and how it can apply to Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie UVF mural with Martin Luther King quote replaces George Best tribute East Belfast

UVF mural with Martin Luther King quote replaces George Best tribute

Work on the painting was suspended earlier this month after community leaders intervened, but it has since been completed.

From TheJournal.ie Obama: Because of MLK “Congress changed, and eventually the White House changed” Mlk 50 This post contains images

Obama: Because of MLK “Congress changed, and eventually the White House changed”

The US President has addressed a crowd of some 20,000 people at the exact spot where Martin Luther King made his most famous speech.

From TheJournal.ie Have you read Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream speech'? MLK

Have you read Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream speech'?

Here it is, in full.

From TheJournal.ie Museum to open balcony where Martin Luther King was shot Civil Rights

Museum to open balcony where Martin Luther King was shot

The room at the motel where Martin Luther King Jr was shot has been left untouched since the evening he was assassinated in 1968.

From TheJournal.ie My favourite speech: President Michael D Higgins Famous Words This post contains videos

My favourite speech: President Michael D Higgins

Continuing our series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, President Michael D Higgins picks an emotional address by Robert F Kennedy.

From TheJournal.ie My favourite speech: Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn Famous Words This post contains videos

My favourite speech: Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Ruairí Quinn picks the last public speech by perhaps the most famous civil rights leader of all time.

From TheJournal.ie Memorial to Martin Luther King unveiled in Washington DC MLK

Memorial to Martin Luther King unveiled in Washington DC

US President Barack Obama addressed the crowd during the ceremonial event, held to dedicate the memorial properly.