Monday, April 4, 2011

Remembering the Assassination of MLK Jr

On this day, April 4th in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis TN. He had gone there to support striking African American sanitation workers in their struggle for equal pay for equal work and better working conditions. As if he could tell the end was near, it was here he gave what turned out to be his prophetic last speech that has come to be known as "I have been to the mountaintop". Let us always remember the struggles of all those who came before us including those who literally put their neck on the line and died so we can enjoy the privileges we do today. The dream is yet deferred and there is much work to be done. RIP MLK Jr. We will never forget.

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