The Congressional Black Caucus Honors a Civil Rights Legend
Rep. Edolphus Towns (New York)
This is a deserving tribute to a great man who toiled on behalf of all Americans regardless of race, nationality or color. I am pleased that this commemorative place and statue will preserve in history the memory of a righteous man who stirred the conscience of our great nation. I will always remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his commitment to peace and for getting people to work together, which has impacted my service by inspiring me to build coalitions and work with others.