African American History Culture : Martin Luther King's connection to Memphis and Malcolm X deeper than just his assassination

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In the Spirit of Sankofa,


Martin Luther King's connection to Memphis deeper than just his assassination
Otis Sanford, Columnist

... Few if any current residents know that King made at least two other well-publicized — and only slightly less controversial — visits to the city several years earlier. Both of those appearances, as in 1968, created unease among city leaders and many white Memphians who thought King was coming to stoke an uprising by black residents.


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So as we pause this weekend to observe the national holiday that honors him, every Memphian, regardless of race, should appreciate the fact that virtually from the moment he emerged onto the national stage, Dr. King’s quest for justice and equality presented itself more than once in the Bluff City.

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(Photo: Alan Spearman / The Commercial Appeal) Memphis

 

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:facepalm: Its a shame they didn't have more time together, separated by assassinations.

Martin Luther King Jr. met Malcolm X just once. The photo still haunts us with what was lost.

By DeNeen L. Brown

... King was stepping out of a news conference, when Malcolm X, dressed in an elegant black overcoat and wearing his signature horn-rimmed glasses, greeted him.

“Well, Malcolm, good to see you,” King said
“Good to see you,” Malcolm X replied

Cameras clicked as the two men walked down the Senate hall together ...

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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X meet at the U.S. Senate on March 26, 1964, after a hearing on the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
( The Library of Congress)

 

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