The Congressional Black Caucus Honors a Civil Rights Legend

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Rep. Gregory Meeks (New York)

Dr. King's notion that "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" motivated me to pursue a career in law, and later as an elected official, to dedicate my life to bringing justice and equal opportunity to all people. As an elected official I am often guided by Dr. King's words that call us to do what is right rather than what is safe, politic or popular because as he so eloquently said, "there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right."

(Photo: www.house.gov/meeks)

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