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The Legal Defense Fund extends its deepest condolences and wishes for comfort to the King Family on the passing of Dexter King.

Mr. King’s commitment to preserving the legacy of his father, civil rights icon and LDF client, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has helped advance the fight against injustice. The King Center educates generations about the civil rights movement and its place in America’s journey to finding itself. In advancing non-violent social change Mr. King, through the Center, continues to honor our history in the fight for justice as well as a style of activism that served us at a critical time. As protectors of equity, equality and justice meet this crucial moment in America’s journey, we are thankful for the space developed by Mr. King, and his longtime dedication to our betterment as a society. His passing is a deep loss to the nation.  

The LDF, stands in solidarity with the King family, and will pay tribute to its powerful legacy by never slowing in the march toward true justice and equality.