What Has Memphis, Tennessee Learned From King’s Death?
A recent heat wave in Memphis, Tennessee led to the death of at least 13 people in that city.
Many—maybe all— of these people lacked air conditioners. Not having air conditioners, they died from the heat.
What I saw on Beale Street were young black kids doing dance moves for mostly white tourists. The kids were hoping for a handout. I did not find Beale Street appealing.
Martin Luther King died in Memphis while fighting for striking sanitation workers.
What progress has been made in Memphis since King’s death? It seems that whatever progress may have been made, much more remains to be done.