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Morehouse grad who reached the heights.
Activist for civil rights.
Rhetor, rebel, reverend.
Toiled to segregation end.
In nonviolence believed.
Nobel Prize for Peace received.

Lincoln's words inspired his theme
Uttered in "I have a dream."
Thousands march to Selma led.
Husband who Coretta wed.
Evils tried to remedy.
Rests with brothers Kennedy.

Killed by bigotry and hate.
Inner spirit celebrate.
Name today immortalized.
Greatness that too early died.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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