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Archive: MLK, Jr. Reflecting on Importance of Ghana Trip

Allison Swank | Okayafrica   in  ·
January 19, 2015

We live everyday with the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr‘s bravery and ideology, but today in the United States we observe the Martin Luther King Day holiday to honor his birthday. King saw how struggles across Africa and Asia during the turbulent 50s and 60s were connected with his own in the United States. The photo above is of King and his wife Coretta Scott King at the independence celebration in Ghana in March 1957. Here is King speaking of that trip and the passing of the “old order” at Western Michigan University on December 18, 1963:

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