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MLK Speech Anniversary Part 2

Updated: Friday, August 30 2013, 09:01 AM CDT
WASHINGTON (AP) --
President Barack Obama is claiming his place in Martin Luther King's
50-year-old dream, holding himself up as a symbol of the change King
envisioned. But he also pointed to the nation's lingering economic
disparities as evidence that King's hopes remain unfulfilled.
  
Obama spoke at Lincoln Memorial Wednesday on the 50th anniversary of the
1963 March on Washington. With Biblical references and the cadences of a
preacher, Obama used the refrain, quote, "because they marched," as he
recited the achievements of the civil rights movement.
   Laws
changed, legislatures changed and even the White House changed, Obama
said. But he says income inequality, troubled inner cities and stagnant
wages amid growing corporate profits show challenges that remain.


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MLK Speech Anniversary Part 2


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