Statement by Father Jenkins on the 50th anniversary of MLK’s death

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Statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4:

“As we mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we remember with gratitude his prophetic voice that called our nation to greater respect for civil and human rights. King’s voice continues to resonate today, as we recognize how far we must yet travel to realize his dream. He reminded us, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ On this anniversary of his violent death, let us at Notre Dame and throughout the nation and the world recommit ourselves to work for justice everywhere.”