Monday, January 17, 2011

MLK Day Part Two

Posted By on Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 3:45 PM

"Now is the time to make justice a reality for all God's children."

Those are words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963, and they were repeated throughout the nation today on the 82nd anniversary of King's birth.

King's memory was revived in Boise at the Idaho Capitol at noon today, as Lt. Governor Brad Little led a brief statehouse ceremony.

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Legislators, staffers, lobbyists, tourists and activists filled each level of the rotunda to listen to Rose Beal recall her childhood in Nazi Germany. Beal spoke of her escape and journey to America.

"This great country with all its opportunity never disappointed me."

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