Continuing the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Houston Matters

In this April 3, 1968 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stands with other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., a day before he was assassinated at approximately the same place. From left to right: Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, Dr. King, and Ralph Abernathy. (Photo: Charles Kelly/AP)


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. displays the poster to be used during his Poor People’s Campaign on March 4, 1968. (Photo: Horace Cort/AP)


Continuing the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, March 4, 2018 marks 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was in Memphis fighting for striking sanitation workers because he was a man of action who went to where the fight was. He died with an unfinished agenda.

On this day, we should honor Dr. King’s legacy by continuing his fight to end injustices in our world, including racism, economic inequality, and bigotry. He showed that with hard work, things like  the Voting Rights Act of 1965 can be accomplished.

But the fight is not over – we must continue to be doers who make the changes that many only talk about.

This afternoon, I was on Houston Matters on Houston Public Media to remember Dr. King.  Thank you to Maggie Martin and Ernie Manouse for hosting Tom Jones, Rev. Ed Smalls of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, and I today.

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