Wednesday, April 4, 2018

MLK’s final days: Rev. Lawson remembers (video)

Amy Goodman (; Ashley Wells, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Fifty years ago today in Memphis, Tennessee, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his final sermon, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” Less than 24 hours later, Dr. King was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. He was just 39 years old. Dr. King was in Memphis to support striking sanitation workers. Democracy Now! speaks to Rev. James Lawson, who invited Dr. King to come to support the strike. At the time Rev. Lawson was the pastor of Centenary Methodist Church in Memphis. Dr. King called Rev. Lawson “the leading theorist and strategist of non-violence in the world.” More
1968: 50 Years Later

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