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50 Voices for 50 Years

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Reclaiming King II

By Ibram X. Kendi   When Americans remember Martin Luther King Jr., we first and foremost remember his  “dream” that “my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” When we celebrate and observe King’s dream from the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, we celebrate and observe America’s march of racial progress over the last five... Read More
at Thursday, October 26, 2017
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Defining the Dream

Each generation looks at history from a different perspective. As someone who came of age in the 1960s, I followed King’s agenda closely. When he urged young men to refuse the draft, I became a conscientious objector. When he called on us to confront racial and economic inequality, I went on a bus from Pontiac, Michigan, to join the Poor People’s Campaign mass march on June 12, 1968. As a Conscientious Objector, I even followed the King legacy down to Memphis. I worked there for... Read More
at Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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