Students cover MLK assassination anniversary in Memphis

When senior Christy Calcagno sat down with former sanitation worker James Riley in Memphis, Tennessee, he showed her a well-known photo of men marching with Martin Luther King Jr. at the 1968 sanitation workers strike. When he asked Calcagno who one of the men in the photo was, she didn’t have an answer. Riley smiled and told Calcagno, “That’s me. I’m in your textbooks.”

“We’ve studied that picture, and learned about that picture, and it was so powerful to look at that man face...

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