IAOHRA & NYC Commission on Human Rights Statement on the Crisis at the US Border
Human Rights Agencies can join the statement at https://on.nyc.gov/2xQyIDu Signatories as of 7/19/19: International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies New York City Commission on Human Rights Cambridge Human Rights Commission Chicago Commission on Human Rights City of Anderson Human Relations Department City of Cincinnati Office of Human Relations City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Howard County Office of Human Rights Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations Amy Sneirson, Executive Director, Maine Human Rights Commission Michigan Department of Civil Rights New Jersey Division of Civil Rights New York State Division of Human Rights Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations Alicia Weigel, Commissioner, Austin Human Rights Commission Jared D. Breckenredge, Commissioner, Austin Human Rights Commission Nathan White, Commissioner, Austin Human Rights Commission City of Albuquerque Mayor’s Office of Equity and Inclusion Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations Albuquerque Human Rights Board
Moments in Civil Rights History - April 4th, 1968 - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated
On April 4th, 1968, an assassin took the life – but not the dream — of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. Reverend King was the most prominent civil rights leader of the 20th century. King had traveled to Memphis to support the 1,300 striking black sanitation workers with a peaceful march scheduled for April 8rh and traveled to Memphis on April 3rd. That night, at Mason Temple, he delivered his famous “Mountaintop” speech, reflecting on his own mortality. After that speech – he returned to the Lorraine Motel. The following evening at about 6 PM, while standing on the second-floor balcony of the motel, Dr. King was struck by a single bullet that had been fired from a rooming house across the street. He was pronounced dead an hour later, leaving our nation in shock and sparking riots across the country. Want to see more? Visit http://www.HisDreamOurStories.com, a dedication to civil rights through first-hand accounts of those who helped start a movement. Browse through more than 100 interviews or add to the collection by sharing your own story or that of a loved one.