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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 02:50 PM

MLK’s speech to Memphis sanitation workers, April 3, 1968

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech to Memphis sanitation workers as they prepared to strike, the day before he was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine motel.


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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:06 PM

1. "It is a crime for people to live in this rich nation and receive starvation wages."

Thank you for the post, and reminding us what an inspiring, transformational figure he was. We need this man now more than ever. What a horrible, horrible loss that he was taken from us at only 39 years old.

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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:47 PM

2. "We need this man more than ever"

So true. To think if he were alive he would be only 83 years old and could still be participating and leading. I think a lot about where we could be today if MLK had been able to live and continue his work for the past 40 years. We could have made so much progress. To be honest I think we would be living in a very different world from the one we have now, a much better world.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:33 PM

3. Agent provocateurs disrupting a demonstration by the Sanitation Workers in Memphis...

brought Martin Luther King, Jr. back to Memphis on, April 4, 1968.

http://journals.democraticunderground.com/MinM/287
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What Martin Luther King had to say about Right to Work 1961!

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