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AFL-CIO press release announcing George Meany's statement about death of Martin Luther King, Jr., April 5, 1968

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Summary:George Meany released an AFL-CIO press release statement announcing the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.. The statement is dated April 5, 1968. He described King's death as a tragedy. King was killed while aiding striking members of an AFL-CIO union in their struggle for human dignity.
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Temporal subject: 1901-2000
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects:AFL-CIO
Meany, George, 1894-1980
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
labor
ArchivesUM location:AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department. Records, 1946-2000
  • series Series 1: Legislative Reference Files
  • box 52
  • folder Folder 2: Martin Luther King, Jr.: Assassination, 1968
  • accession 2014-001-RG9-003
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Copyright holder:unknown
Collection:Labor in America Collection
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