Congress honors Martin Luther King Jr., wife with gold medal on Civil Rights Act anniversary

  • by: CONNOR RADNOVICH , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 24, 2014 - 4:55 PM

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act on Tuesday by posthumously bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal upon Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, for their efforts in passing the landmark legislation.

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