Martin Luther King Jr – Pride

Martin Luther King Jr was tolerated by the Establishment when he fought for civil rights. He was assassinated when he fought for workers rights.

The night before the assassination on 4 April 1968, King had spoke to a group of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee and said: “We’ve got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end. Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point in Memphis. We’ve got to see it through” (M King, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” 217).

post by Penny Carter (@redglitterx)


5 Responses to “Martin Luther King Jr – Pride”

  1. You have made is an astute connection. Civil rights and equality are annoying movements but neither threatens the slavery of the masses. The 1% cannot tolerate any threat to that because it hits their bulging wallets!.

    • Thank you, I think it may have been Rage Against The Machine that made the connection before me. Yes, freeing the working class was a bigger threat to the 1% than freeing the African Americans.
      Penny Carter, for TurnLeft


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