In 1517 Martin Luther penned a document attacking the selling of indulgences. His 95 Theses were to spark the Reformation and the split with the Catholic Church.
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It's 50 years since the assassination of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. He was killed because he protested against the lack of economic opportunities for black people. Even half a century after his death, many studies show that Black Americans still have fewer opportunities than White Americans.
50 years after the assassination of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, his words — and especially his 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech — have an unparalleled resonance. But why has his voice had such staying power?
The iconic civil rights leader's vision for the United States has remained little more than a dream for large swaths of society. Half a century after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, what needs to change?