Alexander Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted on January 14, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 14, 2017 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today made the following statement to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday on Monday, January 16:

“Dr. King’s birthday reminds me of a hot August day in 1963 when, as a law student and summer intern at the U.S. Department of Justice, I found a spot at the back of the crowd gathered on the Washington Mall to listen to Dr. King's inspiring “I have a dream” speech. Today we honor his courage, his compassion, and his dedication to equality for all Americans.” 


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