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Almost 52 years ago, August 28, 1963,Martin Luther King, Jr., the 20th Century’s pre-eminent Apostle of non-violence, social justice, and commitment to the pursuit of excellence, inspirationally described the road African-Americans had travelled from slavery and his “dream” to enable them to access future opportunities.

He was 34 years old, I was 32. Until April 4, 1968, the date of his assassination in Memphis, TN, I had the privilege of serving as one of his political advisors, his personal lawyer and draft speechwriter. I am now 84 years old as we consider where we as a people go from here today.

Repeatedly, in speeches and articles I have said that if “The surviving Lions, don’t tell THEIR stories, the Hunters will get all of the credit!”

If “Black Lives” REALLY MATTER, then we must acquire and exercise the right to vote to insure that we elect officials who will impartially administer the laws and manage those State and Municipal Agencies having jurisdiction over our children and our own daily lives.

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