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April 4, 2013

2013.04.04: 45 Years After: Honoring the Real MLK

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 10:48 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 45 Years After: Honoring the Real MLK
7 p.m. Tonight: Honoring The Radical MLK
Creating the Beloved Community
Redemption. Forgiveness. Atonement.
From MLK to Immortal Technique
Location: Riverside Church, Manhattan

Beyond Vietnam
Riverside Church, NYC, April 4, 1967
“I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today, my own government. For the sake of those boys, for the sake of this government, for the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent.”

King’s unfinished struggle
THE SANITATION workers were carrying out, in many ways, precisely the kind of movement that Martin Luther King Jr. was struggling to organize in the last year of his life.

Memphis sanitation workers fighting for jobs, 45 years after King was killed supporting them
“They’re trying to take everything (King) did for us, they’re trying to take it all back,” Moore said. “I don’t think it’s right.”

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