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From MLK, a dream that cannot die


“I Am a Man” read the sandwich board posters worn by public sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn. Their strike in 1968 came at a time when African-American men were still called “boy” to their faces. Their fight for dignity, fair wages and the hope of a better future for their families drew the support of Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in that city 43 years ago. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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