MLK 50: How Dr. Martin Luther King’s words helped define the Civil Rights Movement

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NEW ORLEANS -- Dr. Martin Luther King was a masterful speaker.  His words had a profound impact not only on the audiences he was speaking to at the time,  but for many generations to come.

Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech is consistently  ranked as one of the most important speeches of the 20th century.

It's been said that actions speak louder than words, but when the words came from Dr. King -- they propelled action and inspired people to keep the movement going forward.

Dr. King was assassinated 49 years ago this year. As the nation celebrates a yearlong commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. King, WGNO-News with a Twist is proud to reflect on the past and evaluate the present in honor of the great Civil Rights leader.