Monroe Blacks turned King around when he came to Monroe

Martin Luther King was scheduled to speak to a NAACP rally about voting rights in Monroe, but a group of Black leaders in Monroe turned him around in 1965.


   In March of 1965 Martin Luther King, Jr. was invited to come to Monroe by Dr. John I. Reddix, who was the leader of the civil rights movement in Monroe.

   In the weeks preceding


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