Dr. Martin Luther King’s last act was standing with striking sanitation workers. On April 4, two of the leaders of that strike, Rev. James Lawson and William Lucy, retired Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Workers (AFSCME) joined L.A. workers and supporters at First AME Church of Los Angeles for a rousing and inspirational rally in Solidarity With Wisconsin Workers and in Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rev. James Lawson was a leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolence within the American Civil Rights Movement. He continues to be active in training activists in nonviolence.
Rev Lawson invited Dr. King to Memphis in April 1968 to dramatize their struggle, which had adopted the slogan I am a Man. Dr. King delivered his famous "Mountaintop" speech in support of the strike in Memphis on April 3, 1968, the day before his assassination.
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