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GUEST OPINION: Holiday for MLK shows power of 1st Amendment

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By DAVID L. HUDSON Jr.
First Amendment Center
This week, after a federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., people should take time to remember and reflect on how the First Amendment can better society.

Without the First Amendment, protesters could not have assembled and voiced their clarion call for an end to segregation laws.

Without the First Amendment, the press would not have been able to report as freely on civil rights abuses.
King himself exercised his First Amendment freedoms at great peril.


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