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Inspirational “I Have A Dream” speech was radical for its time

“The time is always right to do what is right.”
—Martin Luther King Jr.

The civil rights leader’s name permeates throughout American culture over 58-years since his assassination and 63-years since delivering his ever-inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech. He left behind him a legacy motivating and inspiring continued work towards social justice, togetherness and perhaps, above all else to do what is morally right.

Craig Morris
Craig Morris, Chief Diversity Officer/Affirmative Action Director

When learning about Dr. King one might be led to believe he was a saint, given his strong moral convictions and words of wisdom which inspired a nation, it would not seem far off. He took great following to the work of Jesus and Gandhi. However, in his day he was considered a true radical, as the social change he called for in addressing poverty, housing segregation and bank lending discrimination was just a dream during his time.

Jan. 18: “At the River I Stand” at East Side Freedom Library

Saint Paul Regional Labor Federation and the East Side Freedom Library invite you to watch and discuss the award-winning documentary film At the River I Stand in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The showing is 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 18 at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul.

This powerful, hour-long film tells the story of the Memphis sanitation workers who organized with a union in 1968 to demand a living wage, respect and their rights to bargain collectively. It was during this struggle Dr. King was murdered.

This event is free and open to all. For more information, email info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org or call 651-774-8687.