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January 16, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr.‘s Birthday In Chicago: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Otis Moss Jr. Discuss King Legacy

CHICAGO -- On what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 84th birthday, political and faith leaders gathered on the University of Illinois-Chicago campus on Tuesday to honor the civil rights pioneer's legacy and to discuss what King would have made of President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

In a discussion serving as the centerpiece of the Chicago-headquartered Rainbow PUSH Coalition's 23rd annual scholarship breakfast celebration, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Otis Moss Jr. -- both of whom were with King in 1968 on the last birthday he celebrated -- said King would be there "supporting the inaugural celebration, but he would not be satisfied" by what he saw in the nation's capitol if he were alive today.

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