MLK Day: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspires Houston’s activists in their work for civil rights – KTRK-TV – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As an openly gay Black man, Ashton P. Woods knows firsthand the barriers that exist for Houston’s marginalized and underrepresented communities.

On what would’ve been the week of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 93rd birthday, the organizer of Black Lives Matter Houston said while a lot of progress has been made in the fight for equity, there is still a lot more work to be done.

“I think about the voting rights bill that is sitting in Congress. I remember Dr. King said not long before he was assassinated, and I’m paraphrasing here, how he was concerned about the small minority of people who are afraid of getting rid of the filibuster,” said Woods. “Just like today and back then, it’s still the same. Nothing has changed. Here we are talking about the same th

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