Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag: Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Day special: Rediscovered 1964 King speech on civil rights, segregation...

As the nation marks 90 years since the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we air a rediscovered speech he delivered on December 7, 1964.

The part about MLK white people don’t like to talk about

"Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.”

Thousands of actions nationwide call for culture of nonviolence

Over the course of a week, tens of thousands of people connected the dots between racism, poverty, greed, war, nuclear weapons and environmental destruction, and called for justice and a new culture of nonviolence.

Nonviolence or nonexistence? The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Reverend King posed the fundamental choice of our time: nonviolence or nonexistence. What is your choice?

Spending a night in the Concord jail when Martin Luther King,...

On the evening of April 4, 1968, an hour or so after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, I was in a jail cell in Concord, Mass., writing a freshman paper about King, Gandhi and Thoreau.

Would Dr. King take a knee? 6 ways his radical spirit...

Dr. King’s spirit lives on in the new Poor People’s Campaign, and in every place radicals gather to change the world.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign born again

Now, 50 years later, a coalition has formed anew to organize poor people in the U.S. into what King called "a new and unsettling force" to fight poverty and forge meaningful change.

50 years later, a speech by King has lessons for a...

Difficult work remains for those in whom Martin Luther King Jr. had the most hope: the people, organizing grass-roots power for peace.

MLK called for a “radical revolution of values.” The movement for...

50 years ago, King blasted militarism, racism and poverty in his “Beyond Vietnam” speech. The new Beyond the Moment campaign carries forward his radical vision.

Chris Hedges and Albert Raboteau on ‘American Prophets’ importance in an...

Watch the two thinkers talk about Raboteau’s book, which discusses the work of religious figures such as Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A border patrol agent reveals what it’s really like to guard migrant children

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