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Civil Rights Movement’s Work Is Unfinished, Holder Says

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the civil rights movement is “work that remains unfinished,” speaking at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.”

“The struggle must and will go on,” said Holder, the country’s first black attorney general, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Holder noted that today’s events also come 150 years after President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves during the Civil War.