Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: On the Peace Train
Re: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968
Let it never be forgotten that Dr. King was in Memphis to support striking sanitation workers (then called garbagemen, and paid like garbage, where the full-timers still qualified for Food Stamps. That his next project (planned for the summer) was 2B the Poor People's March. And that despite LBJ's undeniably historic civil rights legislation, Dr. King strongly opposed his quagmire in Vietnam. If he were around today, he'd have spoken to numerous Occupy groups, and led efforts to prevent and end wars like in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the possible one with Iran.