Still Fighting, 45 Years On

by
Abby Zimet

When Georgia sanitation workers marched on Martin Luther King Day to demand recognition of their union, the crowd included two men,
Alvin Turner and Baxter Leach, who marched with King in Memphis nearly 45 years ago just before his assassination. Inspiringly, dispiritingly, they were marching for the same thing.

Martin Luther King Jr. speaking to the state convention of the Illinois AFL-CIO on Oct. 7, 1965:

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