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1/16/06-Greenville, SC

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Millions of people across the country are remembering slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, who would have turned 77 yesterday.

 In advance of today's national observance, the Reverend Jesse Jackson said the new and vibrant South was made possible by King's work. Jackson's remarks came in Greenville County, South Carolina, the last of the state's 46 counties to celebrate a holiday honoring King.

This is the South Carolina NAACP President Lonnie Randolph says dissent remains in the county over whether the observance should be held at all. Randolph says there's a sense of irony that the prosperous and diverse area would exhibit such resistance.

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