Ali Centers pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Ali Centers pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

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WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: US civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. (C) waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the "March on Washington". 28 August marks the 40th anniversary of the famous "I Have a Dream" speech, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. AFP PHOTO/FILES (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 1:05 PM

   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Martin Luther King Jr.'s most famous speech is the main event at the Muhammad Ali Center as the nation remembers the civil-rights icon.
 
   It's tradition for the Louisville-based center to show King's "I Have a Dream" speech on the federal holiday honoring the slain civil-rights leader.
 
   Ali Center spokeswoman Jeanie Kahnke says the speech is being shown on the hour Monday, from 10 a.m. EST to 3 p.m. The big-screen showings are free to the public.
 
   Kahnke says the replay of the speech draws a cross-section of viewers -- from young people to those who lived through the civil-rights era, and people from different ethnicities and religions.
 
   Permanent displays relive Ali's boxing career and promote his humanitarian ideals. Visitors can see the former world heavyweight champion rail against war, segregation and poverty.

 

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