"Clayborne Carson, director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, said that 'for a person who was pretty much unknown to the world until just last week, this is unprecedented.'
'This has touched a nerve,' Carson said. 'It's been building up for all of American history. I think that people who are aware of the history of this country understand that there's a lot to atone for and a lot to celebrate in terms of people who stood up for justice.'"
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