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Let’s Not Forget—Martin Luther King Jr. Was Preaching Economic Justice, Too


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Let’s Not Forget—Martin Luther King Jr. Was Preaching Economic Justice, Too

“Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not only for celebration and remembrance, education and tribute, but above all a day of service,” wrote King’s widow, Coretta Scott King.

In Atlanta, where King pastored, volunteers will hand out energy-efficient light bulbs in low-income communities. In Chicago, where King lived briefly to draw attention to segregated housing, volunteers will package food for needy elderly residents and give coats to the homeless.