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Panel honors MLK’s legacy
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Panel honors MLK’s legacy

50 years ago last Wednesday, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot dead while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 39 years old. King was in Memphis to support black city sanitation workers striking over unequal pay and unsafe working conditions. The night before, King gave one…

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event to be held at Macalester

The Governor’s Council will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Macalester College on January 19, 2015. Since 1986, the Council has honored Dr. King by hosting a statewide event that features musical performances, awards and a keynote speaker. American studies professor and Governor’s Council co-chair Duchess Harris helped to…