Hughes: Dr. King was Expanding His Work to Help People

State Senator Vincent Hughes, who represents parts of Montgomery County and Philadelphia, says when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in Memphis to carry out another phase in his pursuit of civil rights.

Hughes says, Dr King was supporting striking sanitation workers.

“For what he termed the poor peoples campaign to take on the issues of economic injustice. It was on that night in Memphis on April 4th that he was assassinated.”

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary that the civil rights icon was assassinated in Memphis. The State Senate approved a Resolution marking the anniversary