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February 16, 2018

Writing for a “Princess”

by Pam Johnson February 16, 2018 Imagine you’re a writer, and you get a call one day from a friend asking if you might be available to provide speech-writing assistance to a colleague of his.  And then imagine that the colleague turns out to be Yolanda Denise King, daughter of Coretta and Dr. Martin Luther

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February 7, 2018

The Strike that Brought Hope to Memphis Sanitation Workers

by Janna Hughes February 7, 2018 Surviving Memphis sanitation workers recall their 1968 campaign for economic equality, and the final moments of Dr. King’s life. “I remember when I was hired by the Memphis Department of Public Works on April 15, 1967,” recalls Rev. Cleophus Smith. “This particular morning, it was cold. I’m talkin’ about

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February 7, 2018

The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

FedEx is joining the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta and a number of other organizations across the U.S. in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we approach the 50th anniversary of his assassination. It’s part of a national commemorative campaign known as MLK50.

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February 2, 2018

Earning Her Wings: First FedEx African American Woman Pilot Reflects Journey

FedEx Airbus Captain and Line Check Airman Tahirah Lamont Brown recalls her very first time in the cockpit in 1992—a momentous occasion for any pilot, but especially for an African American woman...

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January 30, 2018

The Girl on the Balcony

by Pam Johnson January 30, 2018 Millions have seen the image. Moments after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was fatally shot on April 4, 1968, photographer Joseph Louw captured the moment when those with Dr. King on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel all pointed to an area across the street. “In the moments following

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January 30, 2018

Profiles in Leadership: Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we highlight some of our African American team members.

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January 30, 2018

How Guatemala’s Only Audiologist Broke Through the Noise to Find Success

Guatemala's only licensed audiologist empowers women and helps people who cannot afford hearing aids.

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November 13, 2017

Growing Small Businesses and Driving Positive Change

Lina Khalifeh discovered her passion for martial arts when she was only five years old.

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