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January 15, 2018  

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day we fittingly commemorate the 86th birthday of this exceptional leader whose life’s work, cut short by an assassin’s bullet on April 4, 1968 when he was 39, was supporting global struggles for peace, human rights and justice.

Poor and disfranchised people all over the world, and especially the United States, found a champion in King, who time and again went up against the social, political and economic order excoriating its universal inhumanity while encouraging the masses to peacefully resist.

Leid Stories will not do today what has become “regular” programming on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Instead, we provoke answers to the question: Why have we been in the storm so long, as the gospel song says, despite the efforts of King and others who, even sacrificing their lives, had done so much to light the path to progress and victory?

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