WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Fifty years on, what would MLK have to say about the pressing issues facing our communities, societies and planet? Tell us what you think. Devised by our MLK GLOBAL partners in the USA, KINETICS has produced our first action, launched on the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death and… Continue reading Actions
by Miles Megaciph, Veterans For Peace On this weekend, fifty years ago, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. was prepared for his last days. At 39 years of age, possessing a deep wealth of wisdom; he seemed to sense the enemy was about to take his life. On the eve of his assassination, while delivering his iconic… Continue reading A Breeze of Change is Coming, 50 Years Later
Many Americans tend to think of Martin Luther King Jr. solely as a leader of African Americans — or, even more narrowly, of southern blacks. We overlook his worldwide reach and his global vision. Half a century after King’s death, that vision remains both strikingly relevant and sadly unrealized. Just as King hoped white Americans… Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr.’s Vision Was More Global Than We Remember.
by Gary Younge, the Guardian. On 15 January 1998, what would have been Martin Luther King’s 69th birthday, James Farmer was awarded the presidential medal of freedom in the White House’s East Room. “He has never sought the limelight,” said the then president, Bill Clinton. “And until today, I frankly think he’s never got the… Continue reading Martin Luther King: how a rebel leader was lost to history
by Errin Haines Whack, The Associated Press. Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the civil rights leader’s family and admirers will mark the anniversary of his death with marches, speeches and quiet reflection on Wednesday. The commemorations stretch from his hometown of Atlanta to Memphis, where he died, and points… Continue reading Martin Luther King anniversary sparks thousands to take place in marches, speeches
by Benjamin Houston, History Extra. This month, a range of tributes, commemorations, and soul-searching will rightfully mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s murder. Gunned down outside his hotel room in Memphis, where he was in town to support a refuse workers’ strike, it was his last effort to broaden his work beyond race… Continue reading Mourning Martin Luther King: the life and legacy of the civil rights leader
Read this article in PDF. MLK wasn’t murdered because of his civil rights activism alone – it was because he merged it with anti-poverty and anti-war movements If you think Martin Luther King’s story ended with his ‘I have a dream’ speech, think again. To give meaningful time and thought as to the reasons why… Continue reading If you think you know Martin Luther King think again