Remembering MLK Assassination

Groups met across the state and country Monday to remember the assassination 43-years-ago of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to continue his work.

In Greenville supporters of workers' rights marched to the Willis building and had discussions on collective bargaining rights.

The group says they picked Monday because of its historical significance.

The day before Dr. King was killed in Memphis he gave a speech in support of that city's sanitation workers. They say workers today fight for some of the same basic rights.

Collective bargaining was prohibited in North Carolina in 1959.

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  • by Angie Location: Gville on Apr 5, 2011 at 10:08 AM
    To Lavon: White people arent the only ones who should be ashamed. Some blacks are just as racist, just saying.....
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Apr 5, 2011 at 09:25 AM
    Dr MLK would be so ashamed at how racist white people still are in 2011, just saying..
  • by Candy Location: Washington on Apr 5, 2011 at 08:22 AM
    Who cares. I remember him as nothing but a cheater!!
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Apr 5, 2011 at 08:17 AM
    A great man and a good Republican.
  • by local Location: greenville on Apr 5, 2011 at 07:57 AM
    dont we celebrate him on "his" day in january...i think that is enough.
  • by MLK was a GREAT man Location: USA on Apr 5, 2011 at 07:10 AM
    The late Mr. King was a truly GREAT man. I am a round eyed lilly white, anglo saxton male. What I admired about him was his refusal to use violence to facilitate change in social injustice, like Ghandi before him and his love for learning. Jim Crow laws, etc. were just plain WRONG period. What is so sad is that now that some doors have opened, it seems that folk of color would prefer to blame others for their lot in life. Perfect example was when Calvin Henderson and about 150-200 people protested about high light bills in Farmville, claiming descrimination. However, when they found out it was their fault e.g. no insulation, etc. and were given the the chance/empowered to lower bills(energy saving workshop), less than 10% of the original folks showed up? No apology either? Come on folks!! Glorifying sports, rap, and NOT school will NOT further the cause. Why is it that folks of color can imigrate to this country from Islands/Africa and do well in school tests here but NOT native blacks? High rate of fatherless households!! True, descrimination is still here, but sometimes you can find your hinderance in life by looking in the mirror!! MLK opened doors e.g. college, etc. it's time you continue on and make him proud!!
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      by Angie on Apr 5, 2011 at 10:09 AM in reply to MLK was a GREAT man
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      by so sad on Apr 5, 2011 at 11:48 AM in reply to MLK was a GREAT man
      The sad thing here is your total lack and knowledge of history. Your liberal biased education is showing. Trying reading a History book once in awhile and not just the politically correct versions.
  • by Anonymous Location: ENC on Apr 5, 2011 at 06:56 AM
    I don't know why some people celebrate MLK's assassination only one day a year. I celebrate it every day.
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      by Fact Bringer on Apr 5, 2011 at 09:11 AM in reply to Anonymous
      What a hateful thing to say. Why would you feel the need to say something like this?
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Apr 5, 2011 at 06:20 AM
    What is most sad is how rare this type of man is. We might not see his likes again for generations. They always seem never to be appreciated fully until they are gone.
  • by Truth Seeker on Apr 5, 2011 at 05:19 AM
    It will be interesting reading when the Government releases the records on MLK that were sealed and hidden from the American people. Of course no one will be alive that lived through that Era that cares. Lesson on how to make a Martyr 101.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Apr 5, 2011 at 03:48 AM
    After all he accomplished Dr. King would turn over in his grave to see the abyss of crime, violence, and slavery to the system his people have fallen into.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 5, 2011 at 04:26 AM in reply to Mike
      They have not "fallen" into anything.....this indicates their situation is accidental.
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        by Fact Bringer on Apr 5, 2011 at 09:15 AM in reply to
        The situation is systemic and transgenerational. It interferes with children's development, adults' career prospects, and should be taken seriously. This is a public health issue now.
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