Fifty years ago, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis while fighting for solutions to systemic poverty, inequitable education, and an overbearing legal system.
In those fifty years since, there has been little improvement in the lives of the poor - who are most vulnerable to these issues - across America.
We will not cease in our determination to find Dr. King's solutions as he said “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable … Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; [and] the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”
Few people realize that when Dr. King was at the peak of his organizing and activism, he was a young adult in his twenties. He is an example of the power of the youth voice. We are bringing attention to our young adults today, to their stories, their hopes and their dreams. We believe the answers are with them.