Mike the Mad Biologist

Remembering MLK

Today, in 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis. This is why he was in Memphis.


  1. #1 The Urban Scientist
    April 7, 2008

    Yes. He was in the middle of his Poor People’s Campaign and though Memphis was an unscheduled stopover – the Sanitation Strike was what the Poor People’s Campaign was all about — helping rid the nation of poverty and economic disenfranchisement that promoted unequal rights and treatment of the races.

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