Donna Brazile: 'Dr. King Laid the Groundwork'

Before we could shop the aisles of any department store, book reservations at new restaurants or trendy hotels or move into shi shi neighborhoods, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamt of our freedom beyond Black and White. Fifteen years after he gave his life in pursuit of our civil rights, Donna Brazile—then a 22-year-old upstart just out of college—was instrumental in collecting seven million signatures on a petition to turn the third Monday in January into an official commemoration of Dr. King's birthday. It is the greatest accomplishment in her professional life, she admits, and still a very relevant celebration of his spirit...
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