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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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Henry Leach (L), talks with his granddaughters and his friend Clarence Christian (R) at his family's Ms. Girlees's Soul Food Restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., March 26, 2018. Leach, who participated in the strike 50 years ago, said King came to the city for justice, not violence. "He came to help us get what we wanted. Like I tell you, he became like a father to us," the former sanitation worker said recently. JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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