Alexander Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted on January 15, 2016

MARYVILLE, Jan. 15, 2016 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today made the following statement to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday on Monday, January 18:

“Americans today celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who changed our nation forever. I remember standing on the National Mall listening to Dr. King speak of his dream of children not being judged ‘by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.’ Today is about more than a history lesson—we must also understand the importance of fulfilling Dr. King’s dream by working to improve schools in every neighborhood and creating an environment that gives hope for every American to have the opportunity to achieve the American dream.”

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