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How Far Have We Come?


Last updated 1/20/2020 at 2:05pm

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.’”

-Martin Luther King Jr.


It has been more than 55 years since Martin Luther King Jr. spoke those words on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and approaching 52 years since he was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. While black Americans have made substantial progress since 1968 and there have been many notable successes, such as the election of President Barack Obama and this year this country’s three beauty quee...

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