Spenzo Visits Location Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassination In Memphis

Spenzo took time to visit a very historic location from American history.

The “Wife Er” rapper was photoed in Memphis, TN pointing towards the second-floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel.

This is same location Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lost his life. King was murdered April 4, 1968 after he was struck by a bullet. He died at age 39.

Spenzo posted this experience on IG.

“Where #Dr.MLK was shot in #Memphis Room #306,” the caption on Spenzo’s post read.

Spenzo also honored King on the late Civil Rights icon’s birthday.

He IG’d a historic photo of King at the Aug. 28, 1963 March On Washington event where he and other freedom fighters called for “Jobs and Freedom” for underrepresented communities in America.

“Happy BDay #Dr.MLKJR #Respect,” the caption on Spenzo’s post read.

King’s work in pushing for civil rights reform in America led to the signing of the Civil Rights Acts in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, respectively.

King’s call for equal employment opportunities for African Americans is still a fight that rages on 40 years after the March.

Chicago and many major metropolitan cities have disproportionately high African American unemployment rates. In 2011, African American unemployment in Chicago ranked third highest in the country, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute.

Huge disparities continue to exist between black and whites as it did pre-Civil Rights era.

The poverty rate amongst African Americans in Chicago stands at 34.1 percent, more than triple that of Whites, according to statistics compiled by Chicago Reader. For Whites, the poverty rate is 10.9 percent.

The unemployment rate for African Americans in Chicago is 19.5 percent, more than double that of Whites, which is 8.1 percent.

King, born Jan. 15, 1929, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 14, 1964 for practicing nonviolence when dealing with racial inequality in America.

Check out Martin Luther King, Jr. in “Eyes On The Prize: Episode 10- ‘The Promise Land’”

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