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June 25, 2014 4:06 AM
The U.S. Congress has posthumously granted its top honor - the Congressional Gold Medal - to the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King. The two - who spent their lives working to end racial discrimination and segregation - were honored at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Civil Rights Act. Zlatica Hoke has more.

US Congress Grants Top Honor to Civil Rights Leaders

Published June 25, 2014

The U.S. Congress has posthumously granted its top honor - the Congressional Gold Medal - to the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King. The two - who spent their lives working to end racial discrimination and segregation - were honored at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Civil Rights Act. Zlatica Hoke has more.


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by: 1worldnow from: Earth
June 26, 2014 12:24 AM
Come on people, when will this garbage ever end?!?!?! Oh really, congress is awarding the Congressional Gold Medal now? NOW? Oh, it's the 50th anniversary of the civil rights act, hurray. Waited 50 years for this to happen. I guess it's fortunate Coretta is still around for this. Why wasn't this done 50 years ago for a man who was the key that unlocked a brighter and newer America for all? This is not in any way an insensitive comment about the greatness of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr should be on Mt Rushmore, not Teddy (are you serious!) Roosevelt. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr should be regarded as one of the founding fathers of the America we live in today. But it's the 50th anniversary, oh my.

By the way, did anyone ever wonder why this Civil Rights Act wasn't signed, say, 149 years ago? What? Oh, I mean when the North won the Civil War. I know a lot of you have heard about the Civil War. The war that was fought over slavery, freedom for African-American slaves? Remember, Lincoln brought the demise of over 600,000 lives to give African-Americans freedom and liberty. What? Oh, you mean he only freed them, but didn't grant them equality to white people. Oh, my bad. Oh, I see, that's why someone like the great Dr Martin Luther King, Jr was fighting for almost 100 years after the NORTH won the war.

Sorry, I just don't trust anyting that our government bestows any honor to anyone on behalf of great people like Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. I guess our government should,instead, offer sincere apologies to Coretta and the African-American communities for not ensuring protection for a man who was advocating 'peaceful' civil rights demonstrations. Oh the dark history of the so-called Democratic party. They knew his life was in grave danger. Why wasn't he heralded by the Democratic government then? While he ws still alive!!!!!!!!!!