Today in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was fatally shot while standing on a balcony in Memphis. Forty-five years later, Reverend King’s last speech still resonates in American historical memory. Reverend King was a strong advocate for worker rights and was in Memphis to support the Sanitation Worker’s strike.
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In his eloquent â€œLetter From a Birmingham Jailâ€ written in response to white ministers who criticized nonviolent activist tactics, Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote powerfully, â€œInjustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.â€ It greatly bothered King that white Christians could stand by idly while oppression of fellow human beings continued unabated, â€œShallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.â€
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Academics and intellectualsÂ â€“ and college professors in particular â€“ are often thought of as living in an Ivory Tower â€“ dispassionate, disconnected, and aloof from the everyday world. And, for the most part, this reputation is deserved, especially in…