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Memphis 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis on April 4, 1968, while supporting 1,300 AFSCME sanitation workers on strike due to dangerous working conditions, discrimination and unfair pay. On the 45th anniversary of Dr. King's death, NBC's Ann Curry spoke with two of the original strikers from AFSCME Local 1733, Martin Luther King III and AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders about the strike and the role that unions play in the struggle for economic and civil rights.

AFSCME and Dr. King

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