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Twelve-and-a-Half Years

Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot and killed outside his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee. He was there to assist the cause of striking sanitation workers who held up now-famous signs that read “I AM A MAN,” and he was shifting his focus to what he called The Poor People’s Campaign. King had been a highly successful leader during the Civil Rights movement’s major events – the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 – 1956, the March on Washington in 1963, the Selma-to-Montgomery March in 1965 –… Read more Twelve-and-a-Half Years