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Martin Luther King Jr. waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., during the March on Washington where King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on Aug. 28, 1963. When he was assassinated in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. left behind a legacy of inspiring words in the many sermons and speeches he delivered during his push for civil rights. Comment?
Forty-thousand African Americans died fighting during the Civil War - more than a million enlisted in World War II. Military service is often seen as emblematic of America's best qualities - but the record shows that, instead of being honored, African American veterans were disproportionately targeted, beaten and lynched throughout American history. Comment?
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