Bush Salutes Memories of 2 Civil Rights Leaders





President Bush saluted the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, saying Dr. King, like Rosa Parks, who died last year, "roused the dozing conscience of a complacent nation."

In remarks here to commemorate Dr. King's birthday, Mr. Bush invoked the religious faith held by Dr. King and Mrs. Parks, another symbol of the civil rights movement, in describing freedom not as "a grant of government, but a gift from the author of all life." And he said that more needed to be done to achieve their goal of racial equality.



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