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On MLK, Coffee Shops, and Fannie Packs

On MLK, Coffee Shops, and Fannie Packs

 “This problem of poverty,” Dr. King says, “is not only seen in the class division between the highly developed industrial nations and the so-called underdeveloped nations; it is seen in the great economic gaps within the rich nations themselves.”- MLK, Nobel Peace Prize lecture, December 11, 1964

My mother-in-law told me that some of the first sit-ins in Memphis were at coffee shops and diners like Woolworths. And she might know, considering her father was one of sanitation workers whose strike brought Dr. King's support to the city before his later assassination. 

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