Martin Luther King Day: The Rev. King’s fight for justice in South Florida

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In this April 3, 1968 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his last public appearance at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tenn. The following day King was assassinated on his motel balcony. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly, File)

This spring marks 48 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the father of the fight for civil rights in America, was murdered — shot to death outside of a Memphis hotel on April 4, 1968.

But shortly before he went to Memphis for what would be his last act of social activism, intervening in a sanitary worker’s strike over oppressive working conditions and wages, King came to South Florida:

The Rev. King’s fight for justice in South Florida

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