Newspaper editor Alex Wilson of the Tri-State Defender of Memphis is attacked by an angry mob of whites during the battle over integrating Central High School in Little Rock in 1957. “I decided not to run,” he wrote later. “If I were to be beaten, I’d take it walking if I could—not running.”
Memphis sanitation workers strike - the strike came to represent the broader struggle for equality within Memphis, whose many black residents lived disproportionately in poverty. I Am A Man! emerged as a unifying civil rights theme.
Mrs. King and her four children flew from Memphis back to Atlanta with Dr. King’s body for burial. As Dr. King’s body was being taken from the plane, there was just a moment when the family came together in the doorway. - by Harry Benson