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Lakewood commemorates the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King was a champion in the struggle to achieve long overdue civil rights throughout our nation for African Americans, who in the 1950s and 1960s were still being denied those rights in many aspects of life in our country. But despite the most egregious of transgressions that he fought against, he always did so as a firm believer in the moral and political power of nonviolence.

“On behalf of the City Council and the people of Lakewood, I have signed a proclamation honoring Dr. King,” said Mayor Steve Croft. “We are also including links here to Dr. King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech, his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and documents below that summarize his philosophy of nonviolent action and communication.

“I encourage our residents to listen to and read these treasures of American history,” said Croft. “This is another important step toward furthering the goals of our Community Dialogue, which is to build on all the good in Lakewood and make our city the safest and most welcoming place it can be, for everyone.

This article was released by the City of Lakewood.