King Is a Hero for Everyone |


Days that mark historical national events are often etched forever in one’s memory.

I vividly remember where I was and what I was doing on Nov. 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas.

The same holds true for Sept. 11, 2001, when planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York; and for April 4, 1968, the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis.

On that day, I was working an evening shift as an extruder mechanic at a plastic company in Dallas. One of my co-workers informed me of Dr. King’s shooting and death. I also remember the co-worker sharing the information with obvious delight.

As an African American man old…

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