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What Martin Luther King Sr. Wrote About His Son’s Death | Time

In April 1968, my sons went to Memphis to help organize a struggle by the city’s sanitation workers to achieve better wages and working conditions. I wondered about M.L.’s involvement in this, whether or not he was spreading his concerns and his energies too thin. But again he was right. reside online and are fully searchable There could be no real separation between exploiting a man because of his color and taking advantage of his economic condition to control him politically. Exploitation didn’t need to be seen only in terms of segregation. It involved all people, white and black, in […]

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Even Though He Is Revered Today, MLK Was Widely Disliked by the American Public When He Was Killed | Smithsonian Magazine Seventy-five percent of Americans disapproved of the civil rights leader as he spoke out against the Vietnam War and economic disparity

Seventy-five percent of Americans disapproved of the civil rights leader as he spoke out against the Vietnam War and economic disparity

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Watch the Electrifying Conclusion of Dr. King’s Final Speech | Colorlines King celebrated the ongoing fight for social and racial equity during his famed “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis.

King celebrated the ongoing fight for social and racial equity during his famed “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis.

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Nikki Giovanni: ‘Martin Had Faith in the People’ | The Atlantic The day after King’s death, the writer-activist wrote a poem about what his loss meant to a movement. Fifty years later, she discusses how his model of leadership lives on.

The day after King’s death, the writer-activist wrote a poem about what his loss meant to a movement. Fifty years later, she discusses how his model of leadership lives on.

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A Black Evangelist Who Opposed Dr. King | The New York Times New research shows how Elder Michaux, the first minister with a weekly television show, worked with the F.B.I. to discredit the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

New research shows how Elder Michaux, the first minister with a weekly television show, worked with the F.B.I. to discredit the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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50 Years After His Assassination, We Are No Closer to Realizing MLK’s Most Radical Dream | New York Whether we have made any progress toward realizing King’s more radical dream — the one he was chasing at the time of his death — is far less clear.

Whether we have made any progress toward realizing King’s more radical dream — the one he was chasing at the time of his death — is far less clear.

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The Civil Rights Pastor Who Declared ‘I Am a Man’ | The Daily Beast James Lawson was a Civil Rights icon who saw the need for the fight to include economic inequality. He also unintentionally doomed King by inviting him to Memphis.

James Lawson was a Civil Rights icon who saw the need for the fight to include economic inequality. He also unintentionally doomed King by inviting him to Memphis.

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