Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Every year we observe Martin Luther King Day to reflect on the work that still needs to be done for racial equality. We also remember the vision that Dr. King carried in seeing the connection between achieving racial equality and supporting the labor movement. Most people know Dr. King only as a civil rights leader, but we also remember him as a powerful labor leader.
In fact, Dr. King was assassinated at the sanitation strike in Memphis, Tennessee while supporting 1,300 Black men in their fight against dangerous working conditions and abuse.
The CFT continues to speak out on the racial injustice, healthcare disparity, and economic inequity that has permeated this country. And we follow in the footsteps of Dr. King by recommitting ourselves to the fight against white supremacy, right-wing extremism, and wealth inequality.
Education was integral to King’s vision for a more just society. Share his legacy in the classroom and beyond:
- Find the Martin Luther King, Jr. collection on AFT’s Share My Lesson.
- Listen to and share the “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington in 1963.
- Share our booklet Reclaiming the Promise of Racial Equity for Black Males in California.