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‘The King of Love is Dead’

Three days after Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, Nina Simone performed a song written by bass player Gene Taylor at a music festival in New York entitled ‘Why? (The King of Love is…

MLK 50: 50 years ago…

Fifty years ago, I was a senior at Ripley High School when sanitation workers went on strike in Memphis. Some of my classmates came from privilege while others grew up in families that struggled to get by. As a member…