Danielle, thanks for bringing this perspective of Dr. King to the forefront. He was more than a mere dreamer.He lived and died on his belief that an injustice anywhere was a threat to justice everywhere. It didn’t matter to him if that injustice was in Vietnam or in Mississippi or Memphis.

Last summer, I had the opportunity to interview Elmore Nickleberry, one of three remaining members of the Memphis Sanitation department who invited Dr. King to Memphis following their strike on February 1, 1968.

I put the the following question to Mr. Nickleberry:

Did Dr. King die in vain?

You can read his story and response to my question in a piece I recently published on Medium, titled “Did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Die in Vain.

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Harvey is Living Now Book Awards 2020 Bronze Medalist for his memoir Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance. Available at haroldmichaelharvey.com

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