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Martin Luther King Jr.
Rightful Heritage
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America experiences a new birth of freedom in her sons and
daughters; she incarnates the spirit of her martyred chief. Their
loyalty is repledged; their devotion renewed to the work He left
unfinished. My heart throbs anew in the hope that inspired by
the example of Lincoln, imbued with the spirit of Christ, they
will cast down the last barrier to perfect freedom. And I with
my brother of blackest hue possessing at last my rightful
heritage and holding my head erect, may stand beside the Saxon
-- a Negro-- and yet a man!

from "The Negro and the Constitution" (in "The Cornellian,"
May 1944)

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