Jackson says war, poverty, diminish King's legacy Kate Heneroty at 10:31 AM ET
[JURIST] Speaking to congregants at a church near civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior's hometown of Atlanta on the eve of the national holiday celebrating his birth, the Reverend Jesse Jackson [Rainbow/PUSH Coalition official website] said Sunday that war, poverty, violence and social injustice are diminishing King's legacy. Jackson, who was with King on the balcony of his Memphis hotel room when King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, criticized the war in Iraq and said disparity between the rich and poor is increasing. Jackson also led a weekend rally in Greenville, South Carolina to encourage local officials to make King's birthday a paid holiday for county workers. Georgia's Clayton County News Daily has more.
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