URBAN LEAGUE OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY STATEMENT ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S DEATH

San Diego, CA – In recognition of the life and legacy of America’s most iconic civil rights leader, Ray King, President and CEO of the Urban League of San Diego County (ULSDC) released the following statement regarding the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

“The anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King should serve as a subtle reminder that not so long ago many of us were fighting for basic human rights. While we continue to honor his legacy, let’s not only reflect on how far we’ve come as a nation, but how far we still have yet to go. On behalf of the Urban League of San Diego County, we thank Dr. King for beginning the fight for equality and igniting a flame that burns in us as an organization and among others across the globe.”

Organized in 1953, the Urban League of San Diego County (ULSDC) is a community based, direct service, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) and affiliate of the National Urban League that focuses on empowering underserved communities. ULSDC works to achieve social and economic equality through advocacy, bridge building, programs, services and research. ULSDC maintains a strong focus on policy, practice, and protest regarding youth education and family support services through employment, housing, elderly health outreach and women’s re-entry programs.

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