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Washington celebrates 50th anniversary of MLK’s ‘I have a dream’ speech

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U.S. Rep. John Lewis was only 23 when he helped plan the historic March on Washington 50 years ago. But the emotional — and sometimes physical — scars he suffered as a young civil rights leader in the early 1960s matured him beyond his years. “When you have been sitting on a lunch counter stool and someone walk up and spit on you or pour hot water or hot coffee on you, and say you’re committed...

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