Courage and Sacrifice : The story of a captive people who freed themselves and freed their jailers – Michael Gerson / Wash Post

Loraine.jpgreEvery nation has sacred places, where history has stopped and lingered, and visitors are hushed by memories of redemptive sacrifice. One is the balcony outside Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. On this spot a familiar voice was stilled, but also somehow magnified, becoming part of our collective conscience.

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