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Obama holds Martin Luther King as personal hero

3 years 1 month 3 weeks ago August 27, 2013 Aug 27, 2013 Tuesday, August 27 2013 August 27, 2013 1:15 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama was 2 years old and growing up in Hawaii when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Fifty years later, the nation's first black president will stand as the most high-profile example of the racial progress King espoused, delivering remarks Wednesday at a nationwide commemoration of the 1963 demonstration for jobs, economic justice and racial equality.

Obama believes his success in attaining the nation's highest political office is a testament to the dedication of King and others.

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