Apr. 1, 2020

April 1, 1968

52 years ago on April 1, 1968, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was beginning the last 4 days of his life. He was seeking to find justice for black men in Memphis, Tennessee who were sanitation workers seeking to be seen as men not social and civil throwaways. Dr. King was also guiding his organization to a mass demonstration in our Nation’s Capitol to seek economic equality and a redistribution of how this nation treated its most vulnerable citizens. Today, sanitation workers are on the frontline in fighting the spread of a deadly virus that is sweeping the nation. The issue of economic wealth redistribution is still problematic. The most vulnerable citizens are still subject to facing society’s ills and barriers. Still we fight for those who need our assistance the most while the wealthiest of us seemingly ignore the issues for the collection of more wealth. The bullet may have silenced the dreamers voice but his dream of a collective redistribution of society’s wealth must never die until that dream is made into this nation’s reality.