This weekend our nation will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the national holiday commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. He would have been 82 years of age had he lived beyond April 4th, 1968, the date of his assassination in Memphis, TN.

I believe the principal 21st-century challenge to our country from the legacy of Dr. King is how we effectively renew, dedicate and recommit ourselves to the pursuit of nonviolent conflict resolution and increased equal access by all Americans to economic opportunity.