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April 2, 2018

MLK’s Impact: Reflections from FedEx Leadership

On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s passing, members of FedEx Executive Leadership reflect on his enduring legacy and share personal experiences on how he impacted their lives and careers.

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April 2, 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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March 13, 2018

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion Comes From the Top

Memphis is home to the FedEx Global Headquarters, so it is fitting that FedEx play a key role in MLK50 – the observance of the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed there is strength in diversity. Similarly, FedEx believes an inclusive society is a

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February 16, 2018

Writing for a “Princess”

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 King Jr. That’s what happened to

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February 7, 2018

The Strike that Brought Hope to Memphis Sanitation Workers

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 cold, cold. We didn’t have sufficient

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January 30, 2018

The Girl on the Balcony

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 the shot, as King lay unconscious

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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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