click to enlarge
Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Atlanta
The stars of this year's march were two gentlemen who had come from Memphis to be part of King Day in Atlanta. They were already part of the King legacy, as they had both been sanitation workers in 1968 when Dr. King went there to lead what would be his final march. "He was a godsent man," said Alvin Turner, 79.
Turner was a sanitation worker in Memphis for 34 years and marched with King in 1968 in what would be King's final march in support of garbage workers who had walked out for better conditions and better pay. King was killed in Memphis days later on April 4, 1968.
Uploaded: Jan 22, 2013
Post / Read Comments (1)