King is the only non-president to have a national holiday dedicated in his honor, and New York holds a special place for him in its heart. King made dozens of trips here from around 1950 until his death, delivering speeches and sermons to clubs, politicians, parishioners, labor leaders, police officers and thousands who looked to him for hope and strength. Here are just a few of the places where his memory will never fade.

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Today marks the 35th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a celebration of the beloved leader of the modern U.S. civil rights movement and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner.

King is the only non-president to have a national holiday dedicated in his honor, and New York holds a special […]


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