Jan. 15, 2024: She marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; how his legacy still influences her today

January 15, 2024
Minister Glenda Strong Robinson in the CPR studio. Feb. 17, 2023.Minister Glenda Strong Robinson in the CPR studio. Feb. 17, 2023.Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
Minister Glenda Strong Robinson in the CPR studio. Feb. 17, 2023.

When Minister Glenda Strong Robinson of Longmont skipped class in 1968 to march with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there were many things that she couldn’t have foreseen: That the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike she was supporting would become iconic in civil rights history. That Dr. King would be assassinated within days. And that five decades later, she would receive a lifetime achievement award in his honor. She spoke with Ryan Warner in February 2023.