King anniversary puts a spotlight on Obama and civil rights

Instead of joining a reenactment of the March on Washington, the president will speak at a formal event. The decision highlights his odd place within the movement.

WASHINGTON — Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed his dream of freedom and equality from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the first African American president will stand in his place to celebrate that mountaintop moment.
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