Friday, April 3, 1998

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  • Thirty Years After King’s Death — a Remembrance

    Thirty years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, his family wants President Clinton to establish a national commission to investigate the assassination.

  • King’s Leadership in Memphis Strike

    Dr. Martin Luther King’s last days in Memphis in 1968 marked a powerful new turning point in the civil rights movement — an explicit alliance with the labor movement. Indeed, Dr. King was in Memphis organizing with the striking sanitation workers of the western Tennessee city.

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