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Community leaders reflect on the 50th Anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., death


FRESNO, CA--A somber reality for the nation of what racism looks like when it rears it ugly. malicious, head this April 4th, 50 years later marks the murder of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on American soil; however leaders chose to reflect on this year's anniversary differently.

To commemorate such a day, The ONME Network featured a live online afternoon TV show with a live audience at the African-American Historical and Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley, in Fresno, CA, featuring community leader and Museum Operations Director Gregory Melancon and first SEIU Local 1000 African-American President Yvonne R. Walker.

Both community activists talked about where they were when they heard the news about the death of the late Dr. King. (See video below; we apologize in advance for the unfortunate technical difficulties in the live audio and video recording transmission on location.)

Leading an organization of 96,000 strong, Walker expressed her dedication to shouldering the responsibility of upholding workers' rights, as King did when he led many marches to stand up for their rights.

Melancon expressed the roller coaster of change from Dr. King's time period to now, wondering if things have changed or gotten worse to some degree; depending on the news of the week.

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