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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot. by whatsthediffblog, on Flickr

By Cora Bledsoe

Reading the Washington Post article today about Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination really made me think. I thought back to February when I visited Memphis and had the opportunity to tour the National Civil Rights Museum. It’s located on the site of the Lorraine hotel where Dr. King was assassinated. I went there knowing that it would be interesting, but I had no idea I would learn so much on the tour that I’d never known about Dr. King, his life and the circumstances surrounding his death. 

It didn’t take a trip to Memphis, however, for me to know that although we’ve come a long way since King’s death, we still have so far to go. Many areas of our country are still very segregated and racial, gender and other inequities still exist. No one ever said that the issues would be fixed overnight, but the “one day” in King’s "I Have A Dream Speech," is taking a long time to get here.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017