Martin Luther King III: ‘Death penalty was never intended … to give Black families like mine so-called justice’

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April 17th, 2021

As the united South goes, so goes the nation.” These words by W.E.B. Du Bois explain the South’s strong influence on human rights issues in the United States. The South has often failed to pioneer change. Too frequently, its history of racial oppression and lynching has gone untold and unaddressed.