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President John F. Kennedy and members of the Civil Rights Commission pose during a White House conference in Washington in 1961. Wofford is seated to Kennedy's left. Byron Rollins/AP hide caption

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Harris Wofford, Former Senator, Civil Rights Activist, Dies At 92

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President Trump spent the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at his Mar-A-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. Previous presidents have marked the holiday doing volunteer work. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A statue depicting Confederate Gen. and former Georgia Gov. John Brown Gordon on horseback outside the Georgia Statehouse in Atlanta earlier this month. Gordon was also reputed to be a leader of the Ku Klux Klan. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Civil rights leader and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., delivers remarks in front of a freedom bell during the "Let Freedom Ring" commemoration event in 2013. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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A judge on Monday approved a settlement of a legal dispute among the children of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (pictured in 2006, from left to right: Dexter Scott King, Bernice King, Martin Luther King III.). The dispute was over selling their father's Nobel Prize medal and travel Bible. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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David Oyelowo portrays Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma. He says his experience growing up in Nigeria, without experiencing being a minority, helped him approach the job of playing such an iconic figure with less baggage than an American actor might. Atsushi Nishijima/Paramount Pictures/AP hide caption

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In 'Selma,' British Actor Brings Outsider's Perspective To MLK

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Elspeth Ventresca, center, and the rest of Carolyn Barnhardt's prekindergarten class at John Eaton Elementary School wear the crowns they made to celebrate Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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What Does Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy Look Like To A 5-Year-Old?

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