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July 2, 2012

Street Talk : July 2, 2012

Daily Star

---- — Who is the most important figure in American history?

"Martin Luther King for the progress he made for the quest for civil rights for both race and religion."

_ John Adams, Delhi, NAACP legal redress committee chairman.

"Abraham Lincoln, because of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War, he was ahead of his time."

_ Donna Briggs, Franklin, antique shop owner.

"George Washington, because he was the most important founder of the country."

_ Nancy Hartmann, Franklin, retired.

"Abraham Lincoln, for the abolishing of slavery."

_ Bob Weidman, Cooperstown, retired.

"James Madison, because of his work with the bill of rights, which has become a basis of life in America."

_ Cheryl Li, Oneonta, nurse.

"Either George Washington or Thomas Jefferson, without those two the country never would have formed."

_ Anthony Miller, Oneonta, retail.