Carter remembers King on 50th 'Dream' anniversary

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Associated Press

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 28 at 1:34 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on this historic anniversary, even as he extols the nation to continue to work for a better America.

Carter joined members of the King family as well as President Barack Obama at a 50th anniversary ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Carter railed against a recent Supreme Court decision that effectively erased a key anti-discrimination provision of the Voting Rights Act. He bemoaned a nation awash in guns with too many black Americans in prison.

Carter said he knows how King would have reacted, adding that "there's a tremendous agenda ahead of us."

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