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...Yet much of his activism is misunderstood, even by some who seek to honor him. In the midst of protests by young African Americans in cities and on campuses across the country, King's life and legacy remain profoundly relevant. As the holiday bearing his name approaches, here are five myths about the civil rights icon.Since his death, King has emerged as a triumphalist figure, used to reassure us that the United States has transcended its history of racial strife. Of all the minister's powerful oratory, these words from his speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 are some of the most cited: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." But while this quote is wildly popular, its interpretation varies radically. Conservatives, including Ronald Reagan, have enlisted it to rationalize opposition to diversity programs. ...NDTV on Jan. 16, 2016, midnight