"martin luther king... was a friend to the poor."

To celebrate Martin Luther King, the Journal published a story on Lorenzo Kelly. A pastor at a local church who lived in Florida when the South was still segregated.

"It's a horrible feeling to be declared less than human or not equal or told that something is wrong with you because of how you look. To have a champion rise up to finally say this is wrong and that we're all God's children, no matter what color we are or where we come from - this man was a champion not only for black people but for all people."
-Lorenzo Kelly

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