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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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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 29, 2014

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Atlanta with Stop Hunger Now

On January 20th, 80 FedEx employees gathered in a warehouse in South Atlanta to package 20,088 meals through Stop Hunger Now, a global humanitarian aid organization aimed at ending hunger worldwide. In just two short hours these employees filled, weighed, sealed, and boxed thousands of bags containing a nutrient-rich mixture of rice, soy, and vegetables.

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January 20, 2012

“What are you doing for others?” – Volunteering and MLK Day

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his dedication to community and service, I am here today with 35 volunteers at Food & Friends, Washington, D.C., preparing, packing and helping to delivery 3,000 meals. Foods & Friends, an organization based in Northeast DC provides specialized, nutritious meals, groceries and nutrition counseling to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses in the metro area.  

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October 14, 2011

Sustaining the Dream of Equality of Opportunity

This August, in honor of the unveiling of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., FedEx sponsored the “Women Who Dare to Dream” luncheon recognizing the contributions of women to the American Civil Rights Movement. I had the privilege of attending the luncheon on behalf of FedEx. This week, we celebrate the dedication of the memorial and Dr. King’s tremendous legacy to civil justice, which prompted these thoughts.

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January 17, 2011

FedEx Team Members Celebrate MLK Day

In Washington DC, FedEx team members are honoring one of Dr. King’s famous statements: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’”

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