Dr. King’s Economic Legacy: Jobs and Justice

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January 21, 2013 in Culture & Media, Labor & Economy

Forty-five years after his death, Martin Luther King’s vision of racial and economic progress continues to exert a powerful influence on our society. In this video, Marilyn, a young African-American electrician apprentice, reflects on MLK’s legacy and how construction work and access to a good career has radically improved her life. Construction gives Marilyn not only socioeconomic mobility, but also an intellectual and physical challenge.

“From the Ground Up” is a series of videos profiling diverse individuals within the construction trades, ranging from veterans to women to former convicts to youth of different incomes and ethnicities.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day to all! Please enjoy the video and share it with friends.

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