MLK Fifty Years Later

Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Tribune

Fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1964, Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial injustice through nonviolent resistance.

Here is Dr. King’s acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize. He expresses valuable thoughts that are still relevant today.

Dr. King arrived in Memphis, Tennessee on March 29, 1968, in order to support black sanitary public works employees who were on strike. In one instance, there was bad weather and the black workers were paid for two hours and sent home. The white workers were paid for a full day.

Here is a clip from NBC news from five years ago about Dr. King’s last day:

We are reminded that Dr. King was not only a pastor and the leader of a movement but also a father. Here are three of his children reflecting on his legacy:

Thank you, Dr. King.

RIP MLK,

Carol