Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Decoded

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King’s Impact on Voting Rights

Toward his later years Dr. King began to focus heavily on economic justice and empowerment with the Poor Peoples Campaign and the Memphis, TN sanitation workers’ strike. According to Peterson the influence Dr. King has had on national policy is unprecedented and must be honored with continued vigilance and action to ensure equal rights for all. “It is extraordinary that so many people don’t understand the right to vote is tied to the work that [King] did,” Peterson says. “Now there are more than seven states who wrote legislation to reduce older people, people of color and young people from voting by trying to repeal those things now.”

King’s Impact on Voting Rights

Toward his later years Dr. King began to focus heavily on…

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