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April 9, 2014

MEEKS: Still seeking the beloved community

Forty-six years ago I was sitting at my little desk where I worked as a receptionist for a surgeon in Compton, Calif., when the announcement was made regarding the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I recall jumping up from my chair to run to tell my employer, Dr. Miller and he met me in the hallway because someone had called him and he was on his way to my area to hear the news. Dr. Miller said, “ I think that I will go to Memphis.” But, a second after his comment, the announcement was made that King was dead.

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