Martin Luther King III Visits Flint and Detroit to Address Water Justice
Reverend Martin Luther King III pictured in the center of Flint and Detroit Community leaders.
Freshwater Future’s Alicia Smith and Rev. Martin Luther King III sat at the table with community members of Flint, Detroit, and Benton Harbor discussing various crises that persist with the perspective cities’ drinking water. Reverend King after hearing the stories of devastation and inequitable water systems described what was happening to the community as criminal. He and community leaders spent the day having meaningful conversations and strategically planning the next steps in water advocacy. Rev. King III, like his father the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has dedicated his life to fighting for social justice causes and has now determined that it is time to help communities find their voice in environmental justice issues as well. He concluded his time in Flint with a quote from Horace Mann – “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”