When struggling for civil rights in US, Dr. Martin Luther King knew that the struggle involved many sectors and people and engaged with them. In September 1966 he wrote to Cesar Chavez supporting his struggle against exploitation and abuse of farm workers who were placed in poverty. The lesson for us is clear: We must fight each other’s battles!
Telegram to Cesar Chavez from Martin Luther King, Jr.
“As brothers in the fight for equality,” Dr. King wrote, “I extend the hand of fellowship and good will and wish continuing success to you and your members…You and your valiant fellow workers have demonstrated your commitment to righting grievous wrongs forced upon exploited people. We are together with you in spirit and in determination that our dreams for a better tomorrow will be realized.”