Continuing the unfinished work of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy

by Center for Community Change | April 6, 2018 7:00 am

As we are memorializing the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week during the 50th anniversary of his assassination, we are reminded that the Center for Community Change’s birth is inextricably tied to the tragedies of 1968 that took the lives of icons, such as King and Robert F. Kennedy, who were fighting for the poor and marginalized. Both men were leaders who represented the fight for equity and growing power in our communities. In that spirit, CCC was born in 1968 after the deaths of these men to continue their unfinished work. Their legacies remain with us at CCC as we work to give voice to low-income communities of color so they can have opportunities to make better lives.

Earlier this year, our staff and extended family recorded special birthday messages about CCC as we stand in this space to help families thrive and live in peace and safety.

Join us every month as we share these videos. First up, hear executive coordinator Terican Gross share her wish list for the next 50 years of CCC.

Video produced by multimedia intern Catherine Bugayong.

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