Eyes Opened: The Charleston Hospital Workers movement, 1968-69

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Martin Luther King Jr., was a prophet and poet who moved people with his vision and his words. A prophet sees things that others cannot see. He then describes what he sees and it comes to life. Such was King:

“There comes a time when people get tired of being trampled by oppression. There comes a time when people get tired of being plunged into the abyss of exploitation and nagging injustice.” Continue reading

On the ground

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April 4th 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. stands on the balcony
of his hotel room in Memphis his hands resting
on the thin black guard rail, deep in thought
about how the world is changing, about how
he’s flipping the b in black
to form the p in power,
how those words
black and power
are becoming synonymous
one letter, one march at a time. Continue reading