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April 4th, 2010
01:28 PM ET

Martin Luther King's Easter message

All around the world this weekend, Christians are celebrating Easter. Sunday also marks the anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. Forty-two years ago, an assassin's bullet took his life as he struggled to secure the promises of American democracy for the children of slaves.

Every now and again, the convergence of significant historical moments occasions a time for serious reflection. How might we think about the significance of the resurrection of Jesus and the martyrdom of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the lives we currently live as Americans? What lessons does Easter hold for us? And what does remembering King's death teach us?

Read the full commentary by Princeton University's Eddie S. Glaude

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Culture & Science • Leaders • Politics

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