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Representative Mike Coffman

Representing the 6th District of COLORADO

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 20, 2014
Press Release
By U.S. Representative Mike Coffman

In August of 1963, the Reverend Martin Luther King Junior led a march on Washington D.C.

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King gave what has been regarded as the most impactful speech in 20th century American history.

On that hot August day, Martin Luther King spoke of racial injustice in America and spoke passionately about his dream of an America free of racial discrimination and segregation.

The vision of America that Martin Luther King outlined on August 28th, 1963 was a dream of an America without segregated schools and housing.

It was a dream of an America that could exist without racial discrimination so that all Americans would have an opportunity to live the American dream.

It was a dream of an America where individuals would be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. 

On this day, let us not morn his loss of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. but let us celebrate his achievements in helping unify and heal a divided country and to bring us together as one people united in the cause of freedom, liberty and justice for all Americans.