MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - City officials have dedicated
a portion of Beale Street in memory of sanitation workers, whose strike
brought the late Martin Luther King Jr. to the city where he was
The dedication of "1968 Strikers Lane" took place Thursday morning on the 45th anniversary of King's death.
King was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers
strike when he was killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine
Motel on April 4, 1968.
After the street naming, participants began a march
from the local headquarters of the American Federation of State, County
and Municipal Employees to the National Civil Rights Museum, which was
built on the site of the old Lorraine Motel.
Once at the museum, guest speakers will address the crowd at a planned rally.
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