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01/19/04

America Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

His first hamburger from a newly desegregated Alabama drive-in and some of the credit for becoming a general.

Secretary of State Colin Powell says that's part of the impact Doctor Martin Luther King Junior had on his life.

Powell, in an interview that aired Sunday, said King's 1963 "I have a dream" speech in Washington "placed a mirror in front of the nation."

Powell offers his reflections for the syndicated television program "We Have a Dream." He says King lieutenants, including Jesse Jackson and Ralph Abernathy, also deserve credit for their contributions to civil rights.

The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff also says black soldiers who fought thanklessly paved the way for his achievements.

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