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In this April 22, 1965 photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to the joint session of the Massachusetts Legislature in Boston, the day before he led a civil rights march to Boston Common. (AP)

Historian urges us to resist the 'cuddly' version of MLK and remember true legacy

The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as a relentless fighter for equality and justice is being distorted, historian and Harvard Law Professor Annette Gordon-Reed said during the 52nd annual MLK memorial breakfast on Monday.

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