From MLK, a dream for the middle class that cannot be allowed to die

Benjamin Todd Jealous and Mary Kay Henry write for The Washington Post: “‘I Am a Man’ read the sandwich board posters worn by public sanitation workers in Memphis. 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 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in that city 43 years ago today.”