Editorials from around Pennsylvania:
ON THIS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY, ‘LET US BE DISSATISFIED,’ Jan. 15
With the rhetoric emanating out of the highest office in the land, this seems a particularly important time to consider the example of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
He championed the dignity of ordinary people around the world, particularly the poor and voiceless. Barraged by insults and threats, he maintained his own dignity always. Persecuted by bigoted federal, state and municipal officials, he remained tough and unflinching in the face of injustice. His eyes necessarily wide open to the realities of this world, he nevertheless envisioned a better future.
As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, it’s important to remember that this year is not just any year.
On April 4, we’ll mark the 50th anniversary of the day King was assassinated by a gunman on the balcony outside Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was in Memphis to support that city’s striking sanitation workers.
In the years since King’s slaying, the United States has