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  •  Dr. King's message was an uplifting message. (5+ / 0-)

    This was my favorite part of the Memphis speech:

    You are demanding that this city will respect the dignity of labor. So often we overlook the work and the significance of those who are not in professional jobs, of those who are not in the so-called big jobs. But let me say to you tonight that whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth.

    - AFSCME Memphis Sanitation Strike, April 3, 1968

    That message if easy to forget, if you don't have someone to encourage you.

    He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason. - Cicero

    by SpamNunn on Mon Sep 03, 2012 at 10:22:40 AM PDT

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