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Virginia Man, 60, Walks Across State for King Memorial

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — At noon Monday, Carl Winfield stopped for a water break, still about 31 miles from Fredericksburg. Wearing hiking boots, a backpack and a heavy coat, the 60-year-old Petersburg man walked cheerfully — sometimes singing gospel hymns along U.S. 1 near Ashland.
Along the way, he said, he stopped to rest and pray at a church...


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Rep. John Lewis Addresses CIA's Mlk Celebration

The Central Intelligence Agency last week commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The keynote speaker at the CIA's annual King celebration, held Jan. 8, was U.S. Representative and legendary civil rights leader John Lewis, who delivered a moving address about Dr. King, a man he counted as a close friend and colleague. Lewis addressed a standing-room only crowd in the CIA Headquarters Auditorium....

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A Timeline of Obama's Life, Through Other People's Eyes

Every year, the dedicated teacher would put together a bulletin board for Black History Month, honoring famous achievers.
There was Martin Luther King Jr., of course. Thurgood Marshall, the first Black U.S. Supreme Court justice. George Washington Carver, the inventor and scientist.
Several years ago, Loretta Augustine-Herron added a little-known face to the board at her Mississippi school. It was a photo of a friend she had worked closely with in Chicago who was just launching his political career.
His name was Barack Obama....


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Martin Luther King III: We'Ve Got to Roll Up Our Sleeves

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On the verge of commemorating the Martin Luther King National Holiday Jan. 19, Martin Luther King III, has declared, "We've got to roll up our sleeves" during what he describes as "a very special period in the history of our nation and world."
Speaking last week to the ceremonial swearing in of the Congressional Black Caucus ...

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Civil Rights Lawyer Receives Multnomah Bar Professionalism Award

The Multnomah Bar Association recognized longtime attorney Carl R. Neil, a partner at Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler LLP, at its awards luncheon Sept. 19.
Neil received the 2007 Professionalism Award, the highest honor that the organization bestows upon a member. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School, Neil  has more than 45 years of experience in the areas of commercial litigation, maritime law, carriage ...


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