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Apr 5, 2018

A half century ago, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Memphis to march in support of the city's striking sanitation workers. It was the last trip the Baptist minister turned civil rights leader would make in the name of social justice.

Memphis 50 years after MLK’s death
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Jerry Coleman (R), a forklift operator by day, takes pictures while he films a scene for his Youtube movie "All Lives Matter" with his friends at the Lorraine Motel, where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., March 26, 2018. Coleman was improvising a scene about what MLK might have thought of the violence on the streets today. "We really want to know what he would think if he was still around. He could be anything, he could be the president right now, we don't know. Whatever's going on in Memphis, I'm on a positive tip. I grew up in a neighbourhood with lots of things going on, but that's not going to stop me from having fun." JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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