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Athletes change; King's message won't

Originally Published: January 12, 2011
By Michael Wilbon | ESPN.com

It's been 42 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, changing the course of every living person and even those born to the next generation or two, dramatically altering life in the United States from the delivery of long-delayed freedoms to the rearranging of the calendar. Only two Super Bowls had been played when Dr. King was murdered. The NBA had just 12 teams; Bill Russell was still playing for the Celtics.

The point is, Dr. King was taken from us quite awhile ...

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