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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Speeches Still Resonate Today (VIDEO)

01/15/2012 06:30 pm ET

Though he was assassinated more than four decades ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speeches are as prescient and important as ever.

With class inequality running rampant, global protests against the powerful, a war on terror that is more than a decade old and American social mobility slowing to a crawl, King's words take on contemporary meaning.

Below are some of King's most famous speeches in which he foresees great social progress, rails against the evils of war and warns that American freedoms guaranteed on paper are not granted to all.

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Speeches
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