[This event has been postponed. The new date is Saturday, May 5.] In April of 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. had traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, in support of striking black city sanitation workers who were protesting unequal wages and working conditions. On April 4th, King was gunned down in the Lorraine Motel. This Saturday Rhode Island Jobs With Justice will commemorate and celebrate the life and work of this civil rights icon. (Facebook event page.)
RI Jobs with Justice along with many other organizations and community members will reclaim Dr. King’s legacy. This is a celebration of his vision of a multiracial, and multi-ethnic, poor people’s movement. We need it now more than ever.
This is a kid-friendly event — bring a picnic. Please note that the Roger Williams National Memorial is back to its summer hours and is now open 7 days.
Noon to 3pm, Saturday, April 7, Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main Street, (directions)