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Commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Michael Schwab

Most of the nation remembers Martin Luther King Jr. as a martyr who helped break the back of legal segregation that kept African-Americans in shackles more than a century after slavery ended.

But to Orange Mound residents like Daisy Miller and Mary Mitchell, he was a regular fellow.

A fellow who, among other things, visited barbershops and eateries there, in the first residential community in the South that was settled by…