Speeches, marches mark anniversary of Martin Luther King's death

05 April, 2018, 01:24 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Lorraine Motel

I'm not saying that it makes me feel good when someone has voted against my civil rights, but I know that each and everyone of us has been raised in a homophobic society and each and everyone of us has to unlearn that homophobia. We remember and honor King, whose legacy lives on. The Little Rock Nine were 15 and 16 years old.

King had stayed there during a previous visit in 1966. But before he could finish those plans, he came to Memphis in 1968 to support a strike by black sanitation workers who were exhausted of dealing with low pay and risky working conditions.

"On this cherish day, we honor the memory of Rev. King", Trump said in the video.

The Memphis events were scheduled to feature King's contemporaries, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Al Sharpton and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, along with celebrities such as the rapper Common.

"It's clear to me that the work is not complete", he said.

"One thing that the Parkland students have done very effectively has been their ability to turn anti-gun violence into a youth issue", he said.

On Feb. 12, 1968, about 1,300 sanitation workers walked out of their jobs and went on strike, a move that was was galvanized when two workers who sought refuge in the back of a garbage truck during a rainy day were crushed by the truck's compactor.

"Dr. King's work - our work - isn't done".


Andre Gipson, the local president for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, said about 400 members from other cities were in Memphis for the march.

"I was there when the bullet struck, and released his soul".

It's hard to change the generation-to-generation hand-me-downs that perpetuate the belief of some white people that they were so superior to African people that it was OK for them to capture them, kidnap them and whisk them away to America where they were sold into generations of slavery.

"King had told his supporters that the end of segregation was only his proximate goal", Flint wrote.

There were echoes in that mass mobilization of King's historic "March for Jobs and Freedom" held in the USA capital city on August 1963, which drew 200,000 people, a gathering that galvanized the forces of the antiracism effort and underscored not just its muscle, but its moral authority.

Ralph Abernathy rushed to a phone, called King and asked him to come to the church.

Visitors will also hear Dr. King's last speech, the night before he died. The Montgomery Bus Boycott, a march in Selma, Alabama and his iconic "I have a dream" speech were just some of his accomplishments in the fight for equality.

"I feel really privileged to be in this city at this time with the 50-year anniversary, and for us the ability to have a physical representation for my kids - who are black and I'm white - it's a teachful moment".

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