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Southeast SD Group Asked Men To March For Family, Community

Above: Mario D. Lewis is president of the group called 100 Strong and he's owner of the Imperial Barber Shop on Imperial Avenue in San Diego.

Aired 1/16/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.

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Mario Lewis is one of the founders of 100 Strong and the owner of the Imperial Barber Shop in Southeastern San Diego.

Transcript

Today, we remember both the life and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis in 1968. But the reason he was in Memphis is often forgotten. He was there to lend support to striking sanitation workers. Most of those workers were African American, and when they protested they marched wearing signs that said. I Am A MAN. Signs like that were seen again, this Saturday in San Diego, as the group 100 Strong sponsored an All Man March in the Skyline neighborhood of San Diego.

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