Sep. 2, 2019
Part One Labor Day 2019 "Martin Luther King Jr" March 18, 1968 "All Labor Has Dignity"
The Blackman Who Reads Aloud Hour Project
The Radical King
All Labor Has Dignity
Martin Luther King Jr.
March 18, 1968
If not for black labor in this nation America would not be America in any way, shape, or form. If not for black labor America would not has risen to the heights of prosperity it has experienced over the past 400 years. If not for black labor the economic and governmental institutions that are prospering today would not be in any position to be successful. If not for black labor the southern states of this nation would have been locked into a calamity of economic depression. If not for black labor. So on this Labor Day 2019, I go back to March 18, 1968, and read the words from a speech that Dr. Martin Luther King gave on the Dignity of Labor to an audience filled with Memphis, Tennessee's sanitation workers. In a little less than 3 weeks, Dr. King would be murdered. The hope for an economic redress for the black economic plight that was being suffered by millions of poor people ended with that bullet on April 4, 1968. Now in 2019 we still struggle for the dignity of labor in this nation. However, we must remember this significant fact without black labor America would not be America.