"Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world through his courage, his dedication to nonviolence, and his belief that the course of history bends toward justice. The movement he led forced all Americans to look at the hard truths and make it our moral imperative to deliver on the sacred promises of liberty and equality established by our Founding Founders.
"Fifty years after his assassination we honor Dr. King's legacy by fighting for a fairer, more just America. As he stated, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.'
"We continue his fight against discrimination, inequality and hate in New York and across the country, from our education system to our public housing, to our criminal justice system. The obligation to continue Dr. King's work now, more than ever, rests in our hands."
Source: The Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo