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Looking Back Over Dr. King's Legacy

 

January 24, 2019

(Editor's Note: This column was written in 1988 but is still timely today, especially as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

In April of 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis.

He was killed by a white man who hated black men, we are told. I didn't understand that at the time. I still don't.

Those of my generation didn't go to school or the movies with our black neighbors. And we didn't think about that until we were almost grown, until the days of Little Rock and...



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