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American King At Westminster Abbey

I had no idea there was a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at Westminster Abbey — very cool.

“A statue to this modern martyr was unveiled in July 1998 and stands above the west entrance to the Abbey. The sculptor was Tim Crawley.
King’s prophetic vision combined an explicitly Christian language of freedom and justice with an appeal to American democracy. Peaceful protests would affirm the dignity of African-Americans and embarrass their oppressors before the eyes of the world. His approach was essentially Gandhian. Violence bred violence only. Love must reply to hate.”

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