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My Journey with MLK Jr
Transcript of My Journey with MLK Jr
Andr e' L. Lee
Filed federal complaint against Tunica , MS
for miss-use of federal sewage funds and won.
Case called “Sugar ditch”
Featured episode on Sixty Minutes
Sued Tunica , MS 1985
My civil rights journey begins innocently
and with out forethought with a chance meeting with Martin Luther King Jr….
“We must use time creatively…
and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do great things.” Martin Luther King
Final Words of Inescapable Obligation
One of last two ministers with MLK.
Fraternity brother and officiated at sisters funeral
Rev Harold Middleton
Civil Rights Activist
Picture taken at conference
Served on hospice board with him and Dick Gregory
Iconic and totally uncivilized
Served on hospice board
with Rev Osborne (in middle).
Personal Assistant to Ms Coretta King
Coretta King’s Assistant
Rev Lowery and I served together
to try and save black hospitals along with Congressman Louis Stokes.
Picture taken at press conference
I coordinated the event.
Worked together 1986
Julian Bond was the key note speaker
No incident but we had a nice time at a club after the speech
The National head of the Urban League, Vernon Jordan, was shot in Fort Wayne
I was among the last 10 people to see him before the incident.
He survived and so did I after much hoopla
Shots Rang out May 29, 1980
In 1980, Vernon Jordan was shot in the back by
a white supremacist who said he was out to kill "race-mixers." The Jordan shooting occurred at 2 a.m. as he was returning to his motel with a white woman. The shooter was acquitted at trial but later admitted the act.
There by accident-Ft Wayne
Sued local club in Ft Wayne, IN
for discrimination on admission.
Civil Rights Suit
Was a patient in my first hospital
Highland Park General Hospital
I was a sophomore in the front row
I slipped back stage and spoke solo to him, took a photo
February 11, 1965
On Thursday, February 11, 1965, more than 4,000 students and community residents attended a campus visit and lecture by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It was standing room only in the Auditorium, with the overflow crowd packed into the Fairchild Theater where they could hear the civil rights leader's speech.
Martin Luther King Jr. Visits MSU
My Civil Rights Journey
Andre' L. Lee
One of two last men to be with MLK
Rev Samuel Billie Kyle
Interacted several times on various projects
over several years
It’s about the people
He sat in my kitchen and offer me
a job at hospital in Atlanta!
Joseph Lowery, head of the SCLC
My first train ride was the Chattanooga Choo Choo from Detroit to Birmingham.
Boxed Fried chicken, colored water fountains and colored rest rooms.
I was 7 years old but I remember
My first movie was this movie duo
In the balcony of the Ritz Theatre
The colored section in Talladega, AL
Abbott & Costello
Attended one and only meeting of
black health administrators at White House, 1974, under President Ford
(I am at top of stairs-East Wing)