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Boston played a major role in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. It was at Boston University where Dr. King earned his doctorate and learned of Gandhi's teachings of non-violence through his mentor, former dean of Marsh Chapel Howard Thurman.

On January 17, 2005, Boston University held its annual commemoration of the life and work of Dr. King. The theme of this year's commemoration was titled "The Call to Our Conscience."

This week's show featured the keynote address from that celebration, delivered by Elaine Jones, a retired president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

In her speech, Jones discussed the importance of voting, the lack of proper education for all children, and the significant achievements King made in a short span of time.

This program aired on January 23, 2005.

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