A Community Awakens

In February of 1968, 1,300 sanitation workers went on strike in Memphis, TN to protest the long pattern of neglect and abuse of that city’s black employees. After weeks of protest, marches, and attempted negotiation, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returned to support the workers and their allies – an effort that ended in his assassination. More than 45 years later the Black Lives Matter movement is sweeping the country. On this anniversary of Dr. King’s death, what do the two movements have in common?

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