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Martin Luther King Jr. had a much more radical message than a dream of racial brotherhood

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses marchers during his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. AP Photo Paul Harvey, University of Colorado Martin Luther King Jr. has come to be revered as a hero who led a nonviolent struggle to reform and redeem the United States. His birthday is celebrated… Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. had a much more radical message than a dream of racial brotherhood

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Black Americans mostly left behind by progress since Dr. King’s death

by Sharon Austin, the Conversation What would MLK do? I don’t have to wonder what Dr. King would recommend. He believed in institutional racism. In 1968, King and the Southern Christian Leadership Council sought to tackle inequality with the Economic Bill of Rights. This was not a legislative proposal, per se, but a moral vision of a just… Continue reading Black Americans mostly left behind by progress since Dr. King’s death

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FBI ‘Honors’ Martin Luther King Jr., 50 Years After Plotting To ‘Neutralize’ Him

By Ben Norton / AlterNet https://www.alternet.org/fbi-honors-martin-luther-king-jr-50-years-after-plotting-neutralize-him "First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you," declared socialist leader and union organizer Nicholas Klein in 1914 (in a quote often misattributed to Mahatma Gandhi). Klein added, "In this story you have a history… Continue reading FBI ‘Honors’ Martin Luther King Jr., 50 Years After Plotting To ‘Neutralize’ Him

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Martin Luther King Jr. Spent The Last Year Of His Life Detested By The Liberal Establishment

by Zaid Jilani, The Intercept In 1999, the polling agency Gallup set out to determine the individuals Americans most admired in the 20th century. Mother Teresa came in first, with 49 percent of Americans putting her at the top; the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ranked second, with 34 percent placing him on the same list. But, the… Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Spent The Last Year Of His Life Detested By The Liberal Establishment