Program Revisits MLK's Final Legal Battle - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 6, 2018
A program hosted by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee earlier this month revisited Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last legal battle, which began before but ended after King’s assassination. The federal case concerned a hastily organized march in Memphis, during which King appeared, and a group of marchers became unruly and damaged property. The city alleged King and other organizers could not control the marchers and that the protest amounted to a public safety danger. Panels at the program featured lawyers from both sides of the dispute, as well as civil rights leader and former UN Ambassador Andrew Young.