Forum: The Dignity of Labor: Workers’ Rights from 1968 to Today

Speaker: Dr. William P. Jones.
Sunday, November 4

When Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, he was in Memphis to support African-American sanitation workers on strike for what he called “the dignity of labor.” Dr. Jones explains how that strike gave rise to a Poor People’s movement and why it continues to inspire struggles for racial and economic justice today. Dr. Jones is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches courses on race and class in the 20th century United States.

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