King’s words resonate with new rhythm, insight

Civil rights veterans recall MLK on 51st anniversary of assassination

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 04, 2019 10:04 PM CT | Published: April 04, 2019 10:01 PM CT

During the annual observance, civil rights veteran and icon Rev. James Lawson also talked about his invitation for King to come to Memphis in behalf of sanitation workers and the "politics of assassination."

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1968 Sanitation Strike James Lawson Jim Strickland Lee Harris National Civil Rights Museum
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Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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