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Martin Luther King death

Reflections on MLK, Jr.

Like so many, I remember precisely where I was and what I was doing when I learned of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Within hours of Dr. King’s assassination and while a participant at a presentation on the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and freedom movement options at Bryn Mawr College, near Philadelphia, every standard of social morality in the US had become ashes to me. A student then at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, I was founding president of the F&M Afro-American Students Society and a few months later, Black Arise, a Black Panther-inspired youth organization in Lancaster’s Black community.
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