President Bush is paying tribute both to Martin Luther King and to Abraham Lincoln on this King Day holiday.
Bush visited the National Archives in Washington to see the Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln signed to free the slaves. Bush
says Lincoln "recognized that all men are created equal."
The president says King "lived on that admonition to call our country to a higher calling." Bush says today the country recognizes the civil rights leader who Bush says "called Americans to account when we didn't live up to our ideals."
Bush encourages Americans to visit the archives to see the paper Lincoln signed.