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Growing up, my parents made sure my siblings and I knew all about Dr. King.

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We know Harry Belafonte as a music legend. You may not recall that he was a friend, confidante, and long time supporter of Dr. King. “He also felt that it was probably the most dangerous moment in his life,” Belafonte said. “Because nothing he had done up until then really troubled the system.”

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That price was exacted in the spring of ’68 in Memphis. Dr. King had joined sanitation workers canada goose coats striking for better wages and working conditions.

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“I was heartbroken heartbroken that his voice had been silenced, that his voice that could corral thousands of people to use non buy canada goose jacket cheap violence, to not be afraid, to step out, his voice was shut down,” said Sybil Haydel Morial.

Was she angry? “I was angry. And I was sad.”

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