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# I have a dream
Martin Luther King Jr's son says US 'must do better' 50 years on from assassination
The civil rights leader was assassinated on 4 April 1968 – 50 years ago today.
# mlk day
PICS: Defining moments of Martin Luther King Jr's life
The Nobel Peace Prize winner died in 1968.
# John Lewis
Irish welcome for civil rights leader who 'fought the scars and stains of racism all his life'
John Lewis, an iconic figure from the US civil rights movement, was in Dublin yesterday to talk about his struggle, the lessons he learned and how it can apply to Northern Ireland.
# East Belfast
UVF mural with Martin Luther King quote replaces George Best tribute
Work on the painting was suspended earlier this month after community leaders intervened, but it has since been completed.
# mlk 50
Obama: Because of MLK “Congress changed, and eventually the White House changed”
The US President has addressed a crowd of some 20,000 people at the exact spot where Martin Luther King made his most famous speech.
Have you read Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream speech'?
Here it is, in full.
# Civil Rights
Museum to open balcony where Martin Luther King was shot
The room at the motel where Martin Luther King Jr was shot has been left untouched since the evening he was assassinated in 1968.
# Famous words
My favourite speech: President Michael D Higgins
Continuing our series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, President Michael D Higgins picks an emotional address by Robert F Kennedy.
# Famous words
My favourite speech: Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn
Continuing our summer series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, Ruairí Quinn picks the last public speech by perhaps the most famous civil rights leader of all time.
Memorial to Martin Luther King unveiled in Washington DC
US President Barack Obama addressed the crowd during the ceremonial event, held to dedicate the memorial properly.