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King Center To Honor Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton will be honored by the King Center at the annual "Salute to Greatness" dinner in Atlanta Saturday night.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., listens during the Pelham Preparatory Academy Class of 2008 Commencement Celebration, Sunday June 22, 2008 at Fordham University in the Bronx borough of New York. Clinton was a guest speaker at the event. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

ATLANTA (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton will be honored by the
King Center at the annual "Salute to Greatness" dinner in Atlanta
Saturday night.

The dinner comes just before Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on
Monday marking what would have been the slain civil right's
leader's 80th birthday.

Clinton, U.S. senator from New York, is President-elect Barack
Obama's nominee for secretary of state. The former first lady ran
unsuccessfully against Obama for the Democratic nomination for
president.

Isaac Newton Farris Jr., president and chief executive officer
of The King Center, praised Clinton for "working tirelessly
throughout her career to advance racial justice, child welfare,
health security for all Americans and human rights worldwide."

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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