Caribbean Roots US Congressmembers Remember MLK Jr.


Police and ambulance workers carry the body of slain American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968) down the stairs of the Lorraine Motel following his assassination, Memphis, Tennessee, April 4, 1968. (Photo by Joseph Louw/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. April 5, 2018: Caribbean roots, US congressional leaders were among millions across the country who paused Wednesday to remember the life and legacy of civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Caribbean-American Brooklyn, NY Congressmember Yvette Clarke remembered Dr. King as a “drum major.”

“On this day, 50 years ago, our country lost its Drum Major,” Clarke tweeted Wednesday. “He was a Drum Major…

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