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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

Featured Documentary: King's Last March

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From: Patricia L., Augusta, GA

It's so multifaceted. We absolutely must improve the quality of basic education, including real help for kids who are falling through the cracks. Next we need to offer our young people (older ones, too) a way to obtain the education that will lead to jobs -- not just loans. But why not have a service option similar to that enjoyed by teachers and health care professionals (i.e., we'll pay for your education if you agree to work x number of years in an area of need)? Right now, we have way too many job training projects for very low-paying jobs that will give people employment but not a way out of poverty.


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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

Featured Documentary: King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. More than four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that’s not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Recent Posts

  • 02.04.16

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