Originally posted at CBC:

Jeremy Levitt, the new dean of the University of New Brunswick’s law school, said King’s influence in the civil rights movement opened doors for him.

“It is indeed tragic that the leader of the modern human rights movement would be denied the opportunity to have a vacation in New Brunswick,” Levitt said.

“But as a beneficiary of his legacy and to the wisdom and credit of [UNB] president Eddy Campbell, I am the first black law professor in New Brunswick and the second black law dean in the history of Canada. So I would say that Dr. King is humorously smiling at New Brunswick today.”

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