Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned what he called a Beloved Community.

The Beloved Community, in King’s vision, is the culmination of all the world he was working toward; it includes a place with an understanding that our connection with one another demands that we ensure all of us have what we need, that the answer to injustice is acknowledging our mutual humanity.

It’s happening here. We see it in places like Social Suds Laundromat by South Memphis Alliance, where you can connect to social service resources as your clothes are washed and dried. 

Watch this video postcard from the laundromat (1044 S. Bellevue Blvd.) to hear from staff and a former client about what it’s like to be a part of this.  

Andrea Morales is the visuals director for MLK50: Justice Through Journalism. Email her at  andrea.morales@mlk50.com

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